The focus of the museum has been on the forgotten history of the Chinese in America. The Chinese built over thirty Chinatowns in California during the gold rush. Almost all have been destroyed or abandoned, so little exists to remind us of their importance in the early settlement of this state. The Marysville Chinatown is the last Chinatown of the gold rush era. It still has an active temple, the old Chinese school building, three Chinese associations and a traditional Chinese festival.
The museum is open on the 1st Saturday of each month between 12:00 pm noon and 4:00 pm. Contact Museum Director Brian Tom for more information firstname.lastname@example.org.
AddressChinese American Museum
232 1st St,
Marysville, CA 95901