Chinese American Museum of Chicago

Monday, August 30, 2010

Wanted to make sure and post up some info the Chinese American Museum of Chicago:

Raymond B. Lee, whose family ran a food wholesale business in the museum building, donated $660,000 to buy the building to start the museum. Lee, who as a teen slept on the third floor, has donated another $250,000 for renovations since the fire.
"It's like you finished a final examination," Lee, 76, said of the renovations, which have totaled $1.6 million. "What a relief."

The museum needs $200,000 more to keep its doors open, museum officials say. A fundraiser is set for Nov. 6. The museum also needs donated artifacts to help rebuild its collection.