Series 4: The Chico Chinese Response to Violence Against Them, 1870-1890

  • Sat, October 28, 2023
  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Chico History Museum, 141 Salem St. Chico, CA 95928


Registration is closed

Between 1876 and 1900 white wage laborers resented the rising numbers of Chico workers visible on streets and at job sites. Their reactions started with stoning, built to arson and culminated in killing Chinese. How did the Chinese respond?

Dr. Shover will set out how, although outgunned and outnumbered, Chinese leaders organized a defense by maximizing their advantages and adapting to tactics new to their culture. In Exploring Chico's Past she examined Chico's anti-Chinese movement.

Presenter: Dr. Michele Shover


11AM to 4PM - Thursday to Sunday 

Closed - Monday to Wednesday

Suggested Admission: 

$5.00 - Adult ages 18-64

$3.00 - Senior 65+/ Military Veteran/ Student/ Child 5+

FREE - Child under age 5

(530) 891-4336

P.O. Box 6988, Chico, CA 95927

A 501 (c) (3) organization.

Special thanks to the City of Chico for its generous support of Chico History Museum.

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