Last updated: 7/9/2011
Auburn Joss House Museum
Auburn, California
Street Address
200 Sacramento St.
Auburn, CA 95603
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 9126
Auburn, CA 95604
phone: 530-823-0373
e-mail: dajkee@yahoo.com
Hours
1ST SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH
Saturday10 AM - 2 PM
Admissions
FREE TO ALL
Services
Group Tours
Staff
RICHARD YUE, President
phone: 530-346-7121
LINDA JOHNSON, Staff
phone: 530-885-0210
Description

Any celebration of Auburn's history would be incomplete without information on early Chinese residents, and their role in town development and growth. The Auburn Joss House, built in 1909 and located on the corner of Sacramento Street and Brewery Lane, is one of the best-known buildings in Old Town Auburn and symbolizes the role of the Chinese in local history.

The joss house represented the center of Chinese community in towns throughout the Mother Lode, and in California, during the 19th century and later. The joss house would be the first community building constructed in the Chinese settlements, and it served as a center for worship, education, community fellowship, and a place to find letter-writing and business services. The joss house also served as the place to discuss legal matters, as Chinese immigrants had no legal standing in America, well into this century.

Auburn's Joss House is being restored as a museum, through the work of Auburn residents Richard and Katherine Yue and other community residents, visitors, and those who value the Chinese role in California and U.S. history.

Artifact Collections

HISTORIC BATTEN AND BOARD BUILDING CHINESE HISTORY OF AUBURN AND PLACER COUNTY
REVEALS THE LIFESTYLES,CUSTOMS AND CULTURE OF THE CHINESE PEPOLE

Research Collections

ALTER OF THE 1800S FROM CHINA

Educational Programs

TOURS FOR TEACHERS AND STUDENTS

Library

Access: General Public

Appointment required: Yes

Services

Group Tours

This information, including business hours, addresses and contact information is provided for general reference purposes only. No representation is made or warranty is given as to its content or the reliability thereof. User assumes all risk of use. Stories USA, Inc. and its content suppliers assume no responsibility for any loss or delay resulting from such use. Please call ahead to verify the dates, the location and directions.
THANK YOU 2021 SPONSORS!
Dallas, Texas

Johnny World Products is a family owned and operated business based in Cleveland, Ohio. We began operations in 2018 with a focus on bringing original design products to consumers who have the same daily problems as we do in our family. Since inception, every product that we sell has been our own design and has been exclusively manufactured by us. We are not “re-sellers”.

MUSEUM CONFERENCES
Friday, October 1 - Sunday, October 31, 2021 — Virtual
Arriving this October: The Western Museum Association Roadshow!
Monday, November 29 - Wednesday, December 1, 2021 — Washington, District of Columbia
2021 International Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museums
Washington, District of Columbia
Sunday, March 6 - Thursday, March 10, 2022 — St. Louis, Missouri
2022 Public Land Alliance Convention and Trade Show
St. Louis, Missouri