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Welcome to Kam Wah Chung



Regular Tour Season: May 1 - October 31


Museum tours available on the hour   9 am - 4 pm daily

Interpretive Center open   9 am - 5 pm daily

Closed for lunch: 12 - 1pm


 More information on individual, group & school tours


Location:  125 NW Canton St., John Day, OR 97845


More information on location





Welcome to our website.   This is not your typical website because this is not your typical museum. Explore these pages to get a glimpse inside this unique historical landmark in Eastern Oregon.  Feel free to browse through the collections and view the videos.  When you are in the neighborhood, stop by for a free tour of the museum and interpretive center.  Mention Doc Hay sent you.


For more information about the Friends of Kam Wah Chung, click on About Us.  If you would like to help us maintain this website for others to learn about this special place, please click on Donations.




6/1/19 Updates:


Summer 2019 Events:


During July there will be a series of special events at Kam Wah Chung:



Public Archaeologic Dig at Kam Wah Chung, July 11 – 15, 2019.


We will have a weekly lecture series in Canyon City, free and open to the public:


July 11th: Adrian Praetzellis- Archaeologist


July 18th: Priscilla Wegars- Archaeologist (Chinese Mining)


July 25th: Chuimei Ho and Ben Bronson


Click Here to read more details about these events.




Also, check out these new updates to our website:


There are new members of the Friends of Kam Wah Chung Board.  Please click on About Us to meet them and read about their connection to KWC.


Two Chinese film crews accompanied a group of Chinese scholars to KWC last summer & fall to document the extensive herbal collection in the archives.  Please click on Events to learn about their visit.


Don Merritt, Museum Curator, provides a review of last year's activities.   Please click on Don's Corner to read more.


  Adele Cerny, President of the Board, Friends of Kam Wah Chung, shares her impressions of 2018 at KWC.  Please click on Letter from the Prez.



Thank you for visiting Kam Wah Chung!






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