A Personal Connection

Archival Vintage PhotographThe Moon (Mun) Family

The museum enjoys a personal connection to the Chinese of Plumas County: our first curator, Robert Gee Moon, was the grandson of Mun Gee, an early-day Silver Creek merchant. Many of the items displayed here are from the Moon (Mun) family.

Mun Gee came to Silver Creek from Canton in the 1880s with his wife Wong Poy. They raised one daughter and five sons, some of whom remained in the area. Mun Gee's name was soon Americanized to Gee Moon. He and his wife are buried in the Meadow Valley Cemetery.

For More Information

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about the Chinese of Plumas County, please call the Plumas County Museum at (530) 283-6320.