18 APPLYING ARTISTS WILL BE ON EXHIBIT AT THE CHSA MUSEUM
January 26-29, 2016
You will be able to view the artists’ version of the future monument and to vote.
In California, the Chinese Railroad Workers had nothing in the Sierra Mountains to memorialize or pay tribute to those who survived or perished under those harsh conditions. Finally, after 144 years, the Placer County Historical Society placed a brief descriptive plaque on a rock in Gold Run, a rest stop east of Interstate 80 to Reno, Nevada. The plaque is a “closet” marker that commemorates the Chinese workers. Because of the recent work of the Chinese Historical Society of America (CHSA) and Stanford University, community and nonprofits associations would like to have something better built to remember and honor them.
Hence, the process of building a monument begins. With an aggressive timeline, the goal is to highlight a Chinese Railroad Workers Memorial Monument with a scaled mockup design of the full size monument at the start of 2016. The final scaled down version is forecast to be placed at a public location in San Francisco. In the next two years, 2016 – 2018, the plan is to construct the full version at the Gold Run rest stop. The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will take place with corporate, community, private, local and public dignitaries upon completion. More info: www.crrwmemorialproject.com