The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta: Touring the Hidden Corners of a Potential National Heritage Area
A recent survey concluded 80% of Californians are unaware of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Yet as a world food supplier, state water source, habitat web, and haven for water-based recreation, its resources are unparalleled. National Heritage Area designation could brand the Delta as a region of national significance, increase heritage tourism, and leverage funding for historic preservation and placemaking. Learn about the Delta’s cultural significance as a gold rush corridor, the nation’s largest reclamation project, and a multi-cultural rural landscape.
This tour will focus on the Delta’s legacy communities with Asian Pacific Islander heritage sites including:
- Isleton’s Bing Kong Tong Building and Asian-American Historic Districts, with lunch at Pineapple’s Restaurant
- Walnut Grove’s Japanese Historic District and Miyazaki Bathhouse
- Locke, the only town in the United States built exclusively by and for Chinese Immigrants
- Clarksburg’s Holland Union Gakuen, one of the few remaining pre-World War II Japanese Language Schools
End the tour with wine tasting, a souvenir wine glass, and a behind-the-scenes tour of Clarksburg’s Old Sugar Mill.