|Posted by John Jung on September 8, 2011 at 1:35 PM|
Delta State Archives and Martin & Sue King Railroad Heritage Museum co-host book signing
Paul Wong signs a copy of Journey Stories from the Chinese Mission School at the Martin & Sue King Railroad Heritage Museum.
The Delta State University Archives and the Martin & Sue King Railroad Heritage Museum recently co-hosted a book signing for Journey Stories from the Chinese Mission School edited and compiled by Paul Wong and Doris Ling Lee. In conjunction with the book signing, the University Archives teamed with Delta State’s Department of Facilities Management to have the cornerstone from the Chinese Baptist Church installed in the front garden of the Capps Archives & Museum building. Those in town attending the book signing were able to visit the marker for the first time in over four years since its donation to the University Archives. The former Chinese Baptist Church building still stands on Highway 8; however, the Chinese Mission School building was demolished in 2003. The school provided an education for area Chinese children from 1937-1946. Please contact the University Archives if you would like to share your history as it relates to the Chinese Mission School or the Chinese Baptist Church.
To reserve your copy of the Journey Stories from the Chinese Mission School contact Emily Jones at 662.846.4780. Proceeds from the sale of the book support the University Archives’ efforts to collect and preserve MS Delta Chinese culture and history.