Hidden Histories: Pendleton's Early Chinese Community

December 18, 2021 | 10:30 a.m. Pacific | Virtual Event

Online, statewide & beyond

The ninth and final program in the Portland Chinatown Museum's series Hidden Histories: Oregon's Early Chinatowns and Chinese Worker Settlements looks at the history of Pendleton.

Since at least the 1980s, tourism, media depictions, and even well-known works of fiction have promoted the idea that nineteenth-century Chinese immigrants built and occupied an extensive tunnel network under the city of Pendleton and in many other locations throughout the American West. In this program, Priscilla Wegars, PhD, and Renae Campbell, MA, will explore these "Chinese tunnel" rumors and compare those in Pendleton with the historical record of Pendleton’s Chinese community. 

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Event Sponsors

Portland Chinatown Museum




Kapiolani Lee at kapiolani@portlandchinatown.org