Walk of Remembrance: Celebrating Pacific Grove's Chinese Village and Pioneering Fishing Community

Gerry Low-Sabado walks along the recreation trail in Pacific Grove during the Walk of Remembrance. This year's walk is scheduled for May 16, with introductions beginning at 1 p.m.

Gerry Low-Sabado walks along the recreation trail in Pacific Grove during the Walk of Remembrance. This year's walk is scheduled for May 16, with introductions beginning at 1 p.m.

The 2015 Walk of Remembrance will begin with introductions at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History and include light refreshments. Pacific Grove City Council Member Rudy Fischer and Museum Executive Director Jeanette Kihs will greet visitors to the Museum at 1 p.m. Gerry Low-Sabado, a 5th generation descendent of Pacific Grove’s Chinese Fishing Village, will speak about her family’s pioneering history and a recently found connection between her family and eminent naturalist Ed Ricketts, often written about by famed author John Steinbeck. At 2 p.m., The Monterey Bay Lion Dance Team will lead the walk to Lover’s Point, then along the bike trail, to the site where the village once stood. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended for the half-mile trek.

With the shared goal of honoring the lives of early Chinese-American settlers, the Walk of Remembrance is made possible by a partnership between The Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, The City of Pacific Grove, The Heritage Society of Pacific Grove, The Monterey Bay Lion Dance Team, The National Coalition Building Institute – Monterey Chapter, and The American Civil Liberties Union – Monterey Chapter.

Be sure to visit the Chinese Fishing Village exhibit, which tells the story of the residents of the Point Alones Chinese Fishing Village, the next time you visit the Museum.  For more information, visit the website here.