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Author: KAHS News

Ju-Chan and Bruce Fulton

A Livestream Event Presented by Town Hall Seattle and Korean American Historical Society Sunday, September 27, 2020, 6:00PM During the Pacific War, more than 200,000 Korean girls were forced into sexual servitude for Japanese soldiers. Barely 10 percent survived to return to Korea, where they lived as social outcasts. Since then, self-declared comfort women have come forward only to have their testimonies and calls for compensation largely denied by the Japanese government. In One Left, author K [...]

Collective-Memory-Poster-by Michael Song

In September, as a part of the Korean American Historical Society's Collective Memory Project, we collected documents, photos and artifacts from members of the Korean community. Each historical item reveals the many facets of Korean immigration to America.To follow up on that phase of the project, KAHS will host a community forum to discuss the significance of this material and place them in the larger context of the Korean American experience. University of Washington History Professor Moon-Ho [...]

Collective Memory Poster 2, by Jinhyeon Song

Seattle, Washington: KAHS is proud to announce that it will host two free events whereby residents can bring documents and photographs to be digitized. The digitization events will take place on September 8, 2018 from 10am to 4pm at the Federal Way Korean American Association (1500 S 336th St, Federal Way, WA 98003-6312)September 29, 2018 from 10am to 4pm at the United Presbyterian Church of Seattle (8506 238th St SW, Edmonds, WA 98026-8939) Participants will receive protective storage [...]

Jogakbo, by Julie Kim

Jogakbo to promote the collection of family documents to preserve Korean American history Seattle, Washington: KAHS is proud to introduce "Jogakbo", created by local author-illustrator Julie Kim based on images from the KAHS collection. Julie's artistic talent and these images produced the perfect piece to promote The Collective Memory of the Korean Community project. The goal of this project is to create a digital archive of documents like those in this artwork to tell the story of Ko [...]

2018 SAF Poster

Come experience Korea in the Shoreline Room at the 28th Annual Shoreline Arts Festival! KAHS is partnering with Korean American Artists Association of Washington and Korean American Coalition of Washington to bring Korean arts, culture and heritage to Shoreline! We have created many fun activities for the whole family. Kids will have an opportunity to write their names in Korean (HanGul), identify and color the Korean flag, dress up in traditional Korean clothing (HanBok), play traditional music [...]

Seattle, Washington (December 13, 2017): When an elderly relative passes away their children often discover old letters or photos or other documents that shed light on the historical events that their family members lived through. Families often do not realize the historical value of this material or do not know what to do with them. To address this issue, the Korean American Historical Society (KAHS) recently received a $12,000 Common Heritage grant from The National Endowment for the Humanitie [...]

2017 SAF Poster

Come experience Korea in the Bridge Room at the 27th Annual Shoreline Arts Festival! KAHS is partnering with Korean American Artists Association of Washington and Korean American Coalition of Washington to bring Korean arts, culture and heritage to Shoreline! We have created many fun activities for the whole family. Kids will have an opportunity to write their names in Korean (HanGul), identify and color the Korean flag, dress up in traditional Korean clothing (HanBok), play traditional musical [...]

Come experience Korea in the Horizon Room at the 26th Annual Shoreline Arts Festival! KAHS is partnering with Korean American Artists Association of Washington to bring Korean arts, culture and heritage to Shoreline! We have created many fun activities for the whole family. Kids will have an opportunity to make Korean totem poles (JangSeung), write their names in Korean (HanGul), identify and color the Korean flag, dress up in traditional Korean clothing (HanBok), play traditional musical instru [...]

Seattle (WA) - the University of Washington's East Asia Library and Korean American Historical Society (KAHS) are pleased to announce the archive of the Seattle-Washington State Korean Association's newsletter, "Hanin Hoebo" is now available online via the University of Washington Libraries' ResearchWorks archive. Thanks to a grant from the Overseas Koreans Foundation, KAHS and the East Asia Library partnered to digitize 40 years' worth of monthly newsletters, back to 1973. The digital archive c [...]

Come experience Korea in the Aurora Room at the 25th Annual Shoreline Arts Festival. This is our 5th year! We have created many fun activities for the whole family. Kids will have an opportunity to make guardian spirit poles (JangSeung), write their names in Korean (HanGul), identify and color the Korean flag, dress up in traditional Korean clothing (HanBok), play traditional musical instruments (AkGi), learn to play the game of Go (BaDuk), and much more. While kids are engaged, parents can rela [...]