The longest continually used Taoist temple in North America, the Joss House has been in operation since 1874. A historic site, a community icon, a document of Chinese and California history, a sacred temple, a local economic driver and a beloved site for any and all who have visited, the Weaverville Joss House is now at risk.
One of the 70 California State Parks currently on the closure list, the Weaverville Joss House needs your help. Our goal is to raise $ 250,000 by May 2012. This is a significant number and, with your help, we believe that it can be done.
We have assembled a great team that includes our newly expanded Board of Directors, led by Chairman Paula Masterman. Local Trinity County Board of Supervisor Judy Morris is a long-time supporter and continues to advocate and leverage state and national legislative contacts. Significant assistance has also come from California State Assemblymembers Wesley Chesbro and Fiona Ma, who has “volunteered” her district director, Bob Twomey, to serve on the WJHA Board of Directors.
Even though local, regional, state and national support is growing every day, we still need your help. Please see the front page of the site for the ways that you can help, right now.
Together, we can save this national treasure for future generations.