‘China Town’ lecture is May 2

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center presents the May history dinner, “A Walk Through China Town,” with Marilyn Urness, Friday, May 2.

Urness takes a look at the Chinatown that existed between 1870 and 1890 on Main (First) Street in The Dalles and the discriminating ordinances aimed at the Chinese, the Chinese cemetery, gardens, opium smoking and those professions open to the Chinese, including the laundries. She reveals details behind the Chinese Laundry Wars and the Tong gangs who influenced the lives of the area’s Chinese immigrants.

Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. and the presentation starts at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $18 for non-members, $15 for members. The presentation only is just $5.

The Columbia Gorge Discovery Center is located at 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles and is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information call 541-296-8600 or visit gorgediscovery.org.

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