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Museum After Hours presents No Small Lives, the ongoing influence two Chinese immigrants had on the town of John Day

March 28 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Professional storyteller Rebecca Hom speaks at Museum After Hours with a story she calls “No Small Lives.” Hom stumbled across a real-life tale in John Day, Ore., while traveling on a tour highlighting the history of Chinese pioneers in the American West. A chance conversation led her to the legacy of Ing Hay and Lung On as she researched the Kam Wah Chung mercantile site.

Ing was an herbalist and pulsologist, and Lung was the businessman who traded in nice cars. Between the two, they owned and operated the mercantile in Grant County. Hom speaks to their experience in the early-to-mid 1900s and how the lives of the two men rippled forward in time and stymied a white supremacist social conflict.


March 28
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Fort Walla Walla Museum
755 NE Myra Rd
Walla Walla, Washington
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