The Nanaimo Museum is having an opening reception for its new feature exhibit Discovering Chinatown from 4:30 to 6 pm on Wednesday, September 29, 2010. Those interested in attending must rsvp by Tuesday, September 28, 2010, by calling 250-753-1821.
The exhibit’s theme is four Chinatowns, one fire, and many memories. Discovering Chinatown honours Nanaimo’s Chinese Community and opens in recognition of the 50th anniversary of Nanaimo’s Chinatown fire on September 30, 1960. A two-minute video of the actual fire is available on Youtube.com.