The Pacific Grove Chinese Fishing Village burned to the ground on May
16, 1906. Join Gerry Low-Sabado, a direct descendant of this fishing
village, and Pacific Grove Mayor Carmelita Garcia to honor and pay
respects 106 years later. Meet at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural
History on Saturday, May 19th.
- Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History Executive Director Lori Mannel - Welcome
- Mayor Carmelita Garcia - Welcome and Presentation of Annual Proclamation
- Gerry Low-Sabado - Screening of Cal State University at Monterey
Bay’s Teledramatic Arts and Technology Department produced documentary
“By Light of Lanterns: An Untold History of Monterey’s Chinese
- Riley Gaucher & Chloe Estes - 2006 International School of
Monterey 3rd grade co-authors will speak about their research and
fictional story "Chinatown" on display in the museum.
- Marisa Mercado to speak about her research and the making of the
"Chinese Fishing Village" interpretive panels on display in the museum.
- Michael Croft will speak about his research and building of “The
Pacific Grove Chinese Fishing Village” model also on display in the
- Lunch Break - Visit one of Pacific Grove's fine restaurants or bring
your own lunch.You can also visit with friends and descendants and tour
- Walk of Remembrance of Pacific Grove’s Chinese Fishing Village -
Meet back at the PGMNH. Leonard Han and the Monterey Bay Lion Dance
Team will perform and then lead the 1 mile walk to Lovers Point and
along the recreation trail to the site where the Chinese Fishing Village
once stood. Wear comfortable walking shoes. View recent historic word
change to the Chinese panel on the mural wall along the trail. Also make time to visit China Dragon (Authentic Chinese Junk Boat) at Breakwater Cove Marina in the boat yard. She represents the size and type of boat that the original Chinese used to arrive in Pacific Grove in the 1850's. Susan Bradley is leading the drive to restore this magnificent Chinese Junk Fishing Boat. See http://www.HistoricalChineseJunkBoatMuseum.com
- Joe Asling will be videoing and documenting this event. Guests are
welcome to make comments and relate why this Walk of Remembrance is
significant to you.
This event is created as a cooperative project of the Pacific Grove
Museum of Natural History, the City of Pacific Grove, the Heritage
Society of Pacific Grove, the Monterey Bay Lion Dance Team, the National
Coalition Building Institute, and the American Civil Liberties
Union. It is the community's shared goal to honor these early Chinese
American settlers of Pacific Grove.
For more information call (831) 277-1091
or (510) 378-0999
Saturday, May 19, 2012 - 11:00am - 4:00pm