Pacific Grove Chinese Village Walk of Remembrance at Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History
- When: Saturday, May 19, 2012, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Where: Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, Pacific Grove
- Cost: Free
- Age limit: All ages
- Categories: Community
Pacific Grove’s shoreline was once home to a robust fishing village, where Chinese immigrants and their families harvested abalone and squid. But the village was obliterated by a fire of suspicious origins on May 16, 1906, and its residents scattered. Today Gerry Low-Sabado, a direct descendant of the fishing village, and P.G. Mayor Carmelita Garcia honor that history with an educational presentation and walk along the shoreline where the village once stood. The mid-day events at the museum include a screening of CSU-Monterey Bay-produced documentary “By Light of Lanterns: An Untold History of Monterey’s Chinese Fishermen,” a word from local third-graders who wrote the fictional story “Chinatown” on exhibit at PGMNH; a presentation by Marisa Mercado, who created interpretive panels about the historic village; and a talk by Michael Croft, who built a model of the village. The Walk of Remembrance begins at 2pm at the museum, and kicks off with a performance by Leonard Han and the Monterey Bay Lion Dance Team. The procession wends 1 mile to Lovers Point and along the Rec Trail, where a mural has been altered to more accurately reflect history, to the site of the Chinese village. [KA]
11am welcome, presentation and film screening; 2pm Walk of Remembrance. Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, 165 Forest Ave., Pacific Grove. 277-1091 or (510) 378-0999.