Kam Wah Chung is one of three locations in the world with a large, intact collection of historical traditional Chinese medicine ingredients, formulas, and patient records.
Kam Wah Chung State Heritage Site has one of the best American-Chinese collections in the United States because of how the collection was found.
According to some Chinese-American researchers, Kam Wah Chung holds the best, if not the largest, overall historical Chinese document collection in North America.
Medical herbs, bottles, domestic wares, mining equipment, and food items are just a fraction of the nearly 70,000 artifacts within the Kam Wah Chung Collection.
Our collections have barely been studied, so there is a multitude of research topics to explore at Kam Wah Chung for students and professionals alike!
We continue to learn and interpret the story of Kam Wah Chung, Lung On, Doc Hay and the Chinese influence on Oregon through research conducted since 1968.