The Look Tin Eli Story: Exclusion & Citizenship on the Mendocino Coast
This is one exhibit you won?t want to miss! Funded by the California State Library?s Civil Liberties Public Education Program, ?The Story of Look Tin Eli: Exclusion & Citizenship on the Mendocino Coast? examines local historic ties to a topic that is still very much with us today.
Mendocino-born businessman Look Tin Eli led the reconstruction of San Francisco?s Chinatown after the earthquake of 1906. Mr. Look hired American architects to rebuild it as a tourist attraction using bright colors and swooping pagoda-like roofs attached to typical western structures. It became a wildly popular destination for visitors, and its style and concept influenced other Chinatowns throughout the world.
This thought-provoking exhibit can be viewed during museum hours, Fridays through Mondays, 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Admission is by suggested donation of $5.