Museums of Lake County: Chinese Pioneers


Sunday, April 14, 2024 - Sunday, June 9, 2024


Historic Courthouse Museum
255 N Main St, Lakeport, CA 95453

The Museums of Lake County is pleased to present Chinese Pioneers: Power and Politics in Exclusion Era Photographs at the Courthouse Museum in Lakeport. This temporary exhibit explores the social, political, and judicial disenfranchisement of Chinese Californians — as well as moments of Chinese agency and resilience — in the decades before and after the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act. The exhibit, on view from April 14th to June 9th, examines how photography played a potent role in both Chinese people’s interactions with the dominant culture and in the government’s fledgling systems of registration, identification, and surveillance.

Thursday – Saturday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Free Admission, Donations Welcome

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