Chinese Transcontinental Railroad Workers Exhibits
Where We're Located
Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County Main Library
800 Vine St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202
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Dates and Times
The Chinese Railroad Workers Photography Exhibit will be on display at the downtown location of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County from August 1 to August 31 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the American Transcontinental Railroad completion and the significant contribution made by Chinese American workers to this iconic, life-altering project.
The Transcontinental Railroad, completed in 1869, had dramatic economic, cultural, and political significance to the development of the United States. For many years, the identities, experiences, and contributions of Chinese immigrant laborers on the railroad were largely unknown. This exhibition pays tribute and gives a voice to the approximately 12,000 Chinese workers, who with extraordinary determination and courage, completed the massive west coast segment of the world’s first transcontinental railroad. It shows the history of the Chinese railroad workers who shed blood and tears on this project from 1865 to 1869.
This exhibition is presented by the Greater Cincinnati Chinese Cultural Exchange Association (GCCCEA), the Greater Cincinnati Chinese School, the Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) via its Vibe Cincinnati platform and the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.Show more