Screening of “CANTON ARMY IN THE HIGH SIERRAS” (General Public)


May 25


02:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Event Category:

Presentation, Screening

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Chinese American Museum of Chicago


Chinese American Museum of Chicago

238 West 23rd Street, Chicago, IL 60616

Chicago, IL, US, 60616

The Chinese American Museum of Chicago invites you to an encore program in conjunction with our current exhibition, “The Chinese Helped Build the Railroad – The Railroad Helped Build America,” which began March 2, 2019, to coincide with the 150th Anniversary of the Golden Spike at Promontory Summit in Utah.

The bilingual exhibit, which features photographs by Li Ju, pays tribute to the approximately 12,000 Chinese workers who completed the west coast portion of the world’s first Transcontinental Railway.

“The Chinese Helped Build the Railroad – The Railroad Helped Build America” was organized by the Chinese Railroad Workers in North America Project at Stanford University and Li Ju.

This program will include a screening of “CANTON ARMY IN THE HIGH SIERRAS: Chinese workers build America’s first transcontinental railroad (1863-1869),” a presentation on Chinese contribution in the building of the Transcontinental Railroad and its impact on Chinese immigration and migration, and a special slideshow from the 150th Golden Spike Conference in Utah.

Same-day walk-in availability is not guaranteed. If there are available seats on the day of the event, the admission fee at the door is $15.

This public sale is for non-members. Members will be invited separately. If you are a member and you have not received an invitation, please contact us at your earliest convenience.