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Rebuilding a Landmark

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Thu, 2013-06-06

By: Noelle Ito, AAPIP Senior Director of Community Philanthropy

After a fire ravaged the Chinese-American Museum of Chicago – Raymond B. & Jean T. Lee Center (CAMOC), the community was left shocked and saddened.  Photos, artifacts, and pieces of history contributed by community members as a way to leave a legacy for future generations were lost.  Having only opened in 2005 and then struck with disaster in 2008, it took nearly two years for CAMOC leadership and the surrounding community to recover from the devastation that claimed 90% of the museum’s collection.

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