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Kam Wah Chung & Company Museum

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This museum, a state heritage site, honors Chinese businessman Lung On and herbal doctor Ing Hay, who treated the nearly 2,500 Chinese gold-mine workers and pioneers, including John Day.

The Museum is a unique historical site. The building, constructed as a trading post on The Dalles Military Road in 1866-67, served as a center for the Chinese community in Eastern Oregon until the early 1940's.

The original building now contains thousands of artifacts and relics which illustrate the many former uses of the site - as a general store, pharmacy, doctor's office, Chinese temple and home.

The museum is open seven days a week, Monday-Saturday, 9 A.M.-Noon/1-5 P.M., and Sundays, 1-5 P.M. The museum closes October 31 for the season and re-opens May 1. The admission fee is $3 for adults; $2.50 for seniors and youths 6-16; $1 for kids under six. Call for more information. This is just one of the many Historical Museums located throughout Oregon.

Location: P.O. Box 663, John Day Oregon 97845 Telephone 541-575-0028 Toll Free: 800-551-6949

Other History nearby:
(Prairie City) Depot Park and DeWitt Museum
(Olive Lake) Fremont Powerhouse
(Canyon City) Grant County Historical Museum
(John Day) Kam Wah Chung & Company Museum
(Canyon City) Museum of Horse Drawn Vehicles
(Spray) Spray Pioneer Museum


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