Taegeukgi: Flag of Destiny
September 8th @ 6:30pm
Tacoma Historical Society
406 Tacoma Ave S
Tacoma, WA 98402
Join Tacoma Historical Society for our September Monthly Program presented by visiting historian Sung Kyu Kim, President of the 1893 Corea Memorial Association, the Korean New World Discovery Society and the World Traditional Whale Culture Institute of South Korea. Sung Kyu Kim will be sharing the history and legacy of the Northern Pacific Monad and it’s connection to the Korean Flag.
Although Korean Flags ‘Taegeukgi’ were buried or hidden during Japanese colonization, the ‘Taegeukgi logos of the Northern Pacific Railway were running everyday, with thousands of passengers, on the American Transcontinental Railroad. The Northern Pacific logo of the Tacoma Union Station watches the Korean Peninsula over the Pacific Ocean everyday, connecting the ‘City of Destiny’ to the ‘Flag of Destiny’ in Korean history.
Historian Sung Kyu Kim splits his time between Illinois and South Korea. Mr. Kim has taken part in several research expeditions and lectures around the world. Currently, Mr. Kim is advocating for a memorial to be built at the original location of the Korean Pavilion during the 1893 Chicago Columbia Exposition.
Refreshments will be provided. Doors open at 6:00pm for exhibit viewing, talk begins at 6:30pm. This event is FREE or by donation. Donations can be made through Eventbrite or at the door.
This event is generously sponsored by Tacoma Creates, BNSF, the Port of Tacoma, Tacoma Public Utilities, Amtrak and Puyallup Tribe of Indians.
For questions, call (253)472-3738 or email email@example.com
For more events related to the 150th Northern Pacific Commemoration, visit www.NP150.org.