Richmond Museum of History to feature Chinese shrimp camp artifacts

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Richmond Museum of History to feature Chinese shrimp camp artifacts in new exhibit

A new temporary exhibit celebrating the Chinese shrimping on the San Francisco Bay, with a focus on the shrimp camps in Richmond, is set to open March 21 at the Richmond Museum of History.

The exhibit, which will run through May 24, will include photographs, archaeological collections, oral history and family recollections to tell the story of the Chinese shrimpers in Richmond, according to officials at the museum, which is located at 400 Nevin Ave.

Artifacts in the exhibit were recovered during an archaeological excavation in 2008 and have never before been publicly displayed.

On April 11 at 2 p.m., Calvin Fong will appear at the museum to speak about his father’s experience owning the Fong Wan Shrimp Camp business in Richmond during the 1930s and 1940s.

Museum admission is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors/students, and kids under 12 are free. Members are always free.

The Richmond Museum of History is open Wednesday through Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information, visit here, call 510-235-7387 or email here.

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