Gordon H. Chang “The Transcontinental Railroad and the Chinese Workers” at Blackhawk Museum in Danville June 1st

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Gordon H. Chang “The Transcontinental Railroad and the Chinese Workers”:

Blackhawk Museum
3700 Blackhawk Plaza Cir, Danville
Saturday, June 1st, 2019
10:30am – 12:30pm | Free with museum admission

Gordon H. Chang is a professor of American History at Stanford University, a renowned author and Director, Center for East Asian Studies. His particular area of focus is trans-Pacific relations, the inter-connections between East Asia and America. He is interested in political, social, and cultural interactions from the earliest days of America to the present. His current research project concerns the recovery and interpretation of the experiences of Chinese railroad workers in North America.
His latest book, Ghosts of Gold Mountain, is being published this Spring, and in this groundbreaking account, Gordon draws on unprecedented research to recover the Chinese railroad workers’ stories and celebrate their role in remaking America. An invaluable correction of a great historical injustice, Ghosts of Gold Mountain returns these “silent spikes” to their rightful place in our national saga. It is a breathtaking history of the Chinese workers who built the Transcontinental Railroad, helping to forge modern America only to disappear into the shadows of history until now.

There will be a question and answer session after the presentation as well as a book signing.


Kentucky Derby Party in Danville May 4th

Kentucky Derby Party:

Veterans Memorial Building
400 Hartz Avenue, Danville
Saturday, May 4th, 2019
1:30 – 4:30pm | $50

Join us for a chance to see friends or meet new ones. And, enjoy free appetizers and our signature Mint Julep (Mocktail), champagne, wine and other beverages.
Enjoy a live telecast of the 145th Kentucky Derby Race (and everyone joining us will receive a free pari-mutuel ticket for one of the horses in the race!
You will have an exciting chance to win some cool Raffle Prizes and participate in our Silent Auction.
Plus, there is a prize for the BEST Woman’s Hat as part of our Annual Hat Contest.


Devil Mountain Run May 5th in Downtown Danville

Devil Mountain Run:

Downtown Danville
Railroad Ave. between Church St. and School St.
Sunday, May 5th, 2019
8:00am | $20 – $44 (Kids Fun Run Free)

Join us on Sunday May 5th 2019 for the 41st annual Devil Mountain Run 5K/10K and FREE Kid’s Fun Run! Stick around for the competitive Mile of Truth (1-mile USATF sanctioned race) plus the 3rd annual Buddi Love Dog Mile!


Lottie’s Creamery Opens in Danville

145 E. Prospect Ave, Danville

Thanks to a reader for sending word that Lottie’s Creamery has soft opened in Danville with the grand opening happening this coming Saturday. This is their third location after Walnut Creek and Palo Alto. Check out their latest menu selection on their Instagram page here.


Bay Area Horseless Carriage Club at Blackhawk Museum May 5th

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Bay Area Horseless Carriage Club:

Blackhawk Museum
3700 Blackhawk Plaza Cir, Danville
Sunday, May 5th, 2019
10:00 – 11:00am

For the fifth year the Bay Area Horseless Carriage Club will stop by the Blackhawk Museum with their Pre-1916 automobiles. They will only be at the Museum for an hour, between 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM but it isn’t often that your get to see cars from this era on the road.