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Save the Weaverville Joss House
April 26, 2012 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
A fundraiser benefitting the Weaverville Joss House
APRIL 26, 2012
Please join the Chinese Historical Society of America and the California Historical Society to help save the Joss House State Historic Park, the Temple of the Forest Beneath the Clouds. Originally built in 1853, then rebuilt in 1874 after two fires, it is one of the 70 State Parks slated for closure this June, 2012.
We’ve pledged to assist the California Parks Foundation, the Weaverville Joss House Association, and Assembly Members Fiona Ma and Wesley Chesbro in doing whatever we can to raise awareness.
Learn more about the Joss House and help raise $250,000 needed to keep this invaluable historic site open for the coming year. We so hope that you will join us on April 26th.
Joining us to speak about the Weaverville Joss House is Jonathan H. X. Lee, CHSA Board Member and Assistant Professor of Asian American Studies at SFSU, who received his PhD in religious studies from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 2009. He has published widely on Chinese, Cambodian, Vietnamese, Chinese-Southeast Asian, and Asian American histories, folklore, cultures, and religions.
Lee has conducted research and has written about historic temples in Chinese American communities including Mendocino, Hanford and Auburn, for over a decade.
Information about the Weaverville Joss House:
- Weaverville Joss House Association: weavervillejosshouse.org
- CHSA Bulletin article about Weaverville Joss House (Winter 2011)
- Download the event flyer (pdf)
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