Chinese American Historical Museum at the Ng Shing Gung, San Jose, California, The Chinese American Museum Of San Jose, California

Chinese American Historical Museum At The Ng Shing Gung

The Temple for Five Gods, known as Ng Shing Gung, hosts the Chinese American Museum of San Jose, California.

The Temple is on the second level of he Museum and is the only original temple from San Jose’s former Chinatown.

In the 1900s, the temple had multiple purposes, including that of being used as a hostel.

The museum includes information on events such as the Chinese Exclusion Act that occurred after California’s Gold Rush. The act had been enacted in law due to the political desire to primarily keep mining jobs amount Caucasian men.

The museum also exhibited a Chinese American who became a hero during World War II.