Angel Island & the Sacramento River Delta Chinese
Chinese Ancestors and Angel Island: 10 am to 12 noon
Chinese immigrants passed through Angel Island from 1910 to 1940, being detained for days, weeks, and even years, leaving poetry on the walls as well as tens of thousands of case files still in the National Archives in San Bruno. Grant Din will discuss some of the documents that he has found about immigrants’ Angel Island experiences.
Chinese New Year Foods 12 to 1 pm.
Celebrate Year of the Boar by eating and learning about traditional Chinese New Year foods.
Chinese Settlements in the Sacramento River Delta: 1 pm to 3 pm
Come learn about Chinese who settled in the Delta, including Locke, Walnut Grove, Courtland, Isleton, Rio Vista, and nearby towns. Even before Angel Island was in use, Chinese helped build the levees, which turned the Delta into fertile farmland, established communities and created a rich history in the area. Grant will talk about the history of the area, resources that are available, and what you can find if you visit the area.
Parking: Available at Bamboo Plaza or Mandarin Plaza (either lot is $5 parking), or metered street parking.