In Search of Lake Oswego's China Town

Sunday, April 10, 2022 - 1:00pm

Join historian Susanna Kuo on a walk in Old Town and George Rogers Park to learn about the Chinese workers who once lived and worked in Oswego. The walk will begin at the Iron Workers Museum on Wilbur Street and conclude at the iron furnace in lower George Rogers Park. *While this is any easy walk, it may not be suitable for those who have difficulty walking six or more blocks on a mix of city streets and park paths.

Start at Workers Cottage, 40 Wilbur; 1 p.m.

Susanna Kuo grew up in Lake Oswego and has also lived in Taiwan and Japan.  She is an authority on the Oswego iron industry and has a Ph.D. in English literature and Folklore from Indiana University.  Her interest in the Oswego iron industry was awakened by her experience as an apprentice in a traditional craft guild in Japan.  A special focus of her research has been the Chinese workers who once had a small settlement near Old Town.

Iron Workers Cottage
40 Wilbur St
Lake Oswego, OR 97034