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Help Lorna Rebuild Lytton Chinese History Museum

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Hi, my name is Li Li. I'm fundraising for Lorna Fandrich because I was impressed by her dedication to telling the story of what early Chinese settlers did in BC Canada. Lorna was the sole proprietor of the Lytton Chinese History Museum which was destroyed by the wildfire this year. I want to help her to rebuild it.
The museum was located on a heritage site that celebrates the intersection of Chinese-and Canadian-settler history in British Columbia. It was where the historic 'joss house' had once stood. The museum had the same specs as the original joss house.
Over the years, with hard work and extreme dedication, Lorna was able to accumulate over 1,600 artifacts. The museum has become a symbol of British Columbia's multicultural backbone and highlighted the experience of Chinese miners, railway workers, merchants and farmers.
On June 30th 2021, a wildfire tore through Lytton, destroying many homes and businesses in its path, the Chinese History Museum included. The recovery of the artifacts has almost finished. The results and the items' conditions have been disappointing and heartbreaking. Only 40 out of 1600+ artifacts have survived the fire.
Nevertheless, Lorna wishes to rebuild the museum, further establishing its status as an emblem of hope and resilience. In addition, she's still passionate about telling that story for the Chinese people. The new museum will be a replica of the old one.
Please help us in contributing towards the rebuilding of the museum in any way you can. Monetary donations would help towards the rebuilding of the museum exterior, while donations of artifacts (especially those before  1945) would help re-create the internal exhibitions that let the stories of Chinese-Canadian settlers come to life again. The E-transfers via [email redacted] will go directly into the museum account.
Thank you for your support and generosity.


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Li Li
Vancouver, BC
Lorna Fandrich

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