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Tiki Central Forums Locating Tiki The Bamboo House (formerly the Outrigger) , Prince George, BC, Canada (restaurant)
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The Bamboo House (formerly the Outrigger) , Prince George, BC, Canada (restaurant)
Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
Posts: 4401
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2014-02-04 10:35 pm   Permalink

Well here is a fun twist. Seems as though the folks at the Exploration Place museum are organizing an exhibit for the Outrigger. And they got themselves a Tiki!



More info:

Exploration Place assistant curator Alisha Rubadeau and Alyssa Tobin from the museum's archives department are organizing a feature display about the Outrigger inside Exploration Place, recreating the restaurant and its spirit of 1960s and '70s hospitality. They believe items of past Outrigger lore are squirreled away in people's homes and sheds and summer cabins. The Outrigger, for example, was renowned for cheap meals but expensive coffee for its day - 20 cents per cup - but every customer got to keep the cup. Where are those cups now?

"We are interested in any items, large or small, and we will make whatever arrangement works for you: donate it, loan it to us for the display, bring in any photos or documents for digital copies, we want to see everything we can," said Rubadeau. "We are especially interested in photos of people doing their parties or meetings with the Outrigger in the background. Anything that might give us a different vantage point."

More of the story here:

http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/article/20140131/PRINCEGEORGE0101/301319990/-1/princegeorge/museum-looks-for-help-recreating-pg-eatery

Would be nice to see some of the Tiki Central items on display there. I am going to contact them about my postcard and matchbook. Hope this turns up some new and exciting historical artifacts.

DC



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kenbo-jitsu
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Joined: Jul 27, 2011
Posts: 210
From: Southern CA
Posted: 2014-02-05 09:54 am   Permalink

What a great story and a great idea. Kudos to you, DC, for contributing to it.

 
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