I Want the Wide American Earth: An Asian Pacific American Story


Oct 19, 2017 to Jan 7, 2018
12:00 PM until 04:00 PM

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).


The exhibition tells the rich and complex stories of the first Asian laborers arriving along the Gulf and Eastern American seaboards throughout the 17th and 18th centuries. From there, it tells stories of Asian immigrants finding homes and participating in key moments of US history. Asian immigrants were miners and business people during the California Gold Rush, hammered the ties in the Transcontinental Railroad, fought on both sides of the Civil War and helped build the nation’s agricultural system as they farmed plantations in Hawaii and California.




View map Los Altos History Museum
51 S. San Antonio Road
Los Altos, CA

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Los Altos History Museum



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M. Whitehorn

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