The Chinese and the Iron Road: Building the Transcontinental is a new portable exhibit providing an historical overview of the Chinese railroad workers who were instrumental in building the United States’ first Transcontinental Railroad. Utilizing graphic panels, the exhibit features historical and contemporary photos, illustrations, stories of descendants of the workers, and bilingual Chinese/English text written by Chinese Railroad Workers in North America Project at Stanford University (CRRW).
Produced by the CHSA Museum and the Chinese Railroad Workers in North America Project at Stanford University (CRRW)
This traveling exhibit is now available for loan. Please contact us to inquire about exhibiting The Chinese and the Iron Road.
Updated 7/23/2015: If you have a Chinese ancestor who participated in building the railroads in North America, we want to hear from you! Please visit our survey page here >
Gordon Chang, Ph.D
Shelley Fisher Fishkin, Ph.D
Hilton Obenzinger, Ph.D
Gabriel Wolfenstein, Ph.D