the friends of Kam Wah Chung Videos




On this page you may access several videos.  Some of these are short clips from longer works listed in the video description.



Kam Wah Chung an Oregon Experience Production of Oregon Public Broadcasting.  May 5, 2009.  This 30 minute documentary is one of the more regularly broadcast segments on OPB, especially during pledge drive week!  With great production quality, it gives the viewer a wonderful visual introduction to KWC.


You may view this full length video when visiting the KWC Interpretive Center, or at the OPB website, click on Links. It is also available for sale at the interpretive center giftshop and at the OPB Website.


To see a short clip of this video, click on:










Introduction to Kam Wah Chung by Oregon Parks & Recreation Department, 2004.  This video clip is narrated by then Oregon First Lady, Mary Oberst, who was instrumental in the process of having Kam Wah Chung designated a state heritage site.  This allowed for major reconstruction, financing and ongoing staffing and support.


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Carolyn Micnhimer's Tour of Kam Wah Chung narrated & produced by Carolyn Micnhimer, curator & tour guide for 25 years (click on Tribute for more information on Carolyn).  This is a short clip of her one hour tour that has become a classic in this region, recalled by children & adults alike for many years afterward.


 The full length video & a book by her, Anecdotes & Antidotes, are available for sale at the interpretive center gift shop.


To view a short clip from this video, click on:








Oral Histories


In 2006, two Kam Wah Chung volunteers, Janet & Gary Worthington, conducted a series of oral history interviews with over a dozen local residents who were living in John Day when Doc Hay & Lung On lived at Kam Wah Chung.  They present local stories & sometimes personal experiences of being treated by Doc Hay.


Here are some sample video clips from these interviews.  Click on the name to view the video.






Bud & Savilla TrowbridgeBud & Savilla Trowbridge x


Wilma BauerWilma Bauer x



Lola JohnsonLola Johnson x







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