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Korean American Historical Society (KAHS) will host a reception for the nonfiction debut Han in the Upper Left: a brief history of Korean Americans in the Pacific Northwest (Chin Music Press May 2015, 104pp).Members, guests and visitors are invited to celebrate the release of this new book on the lives of Koreans in the Pacific Northwest with an interactive discussion and reading at The Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience on Thursday, June 4th at 6:00PM. Space is limited; R [...]

2014 - Korean American Historical Society teams up with United Seattle and Bellevue Korean School to present "Explore Korea" at the 24th Annual Shoreline Arts Festival, June 28-29. The room will feature Arts and Crafts workshops, as well as displays of folk paintings, masks, and information about Korea and Korean American history. Afterwards, try some Korean desserts! We have locally made fresh rice cakes (ddeok) with sweet rice (shikhoe) and cinamon (sujeonghwa) beverages. Arts and CraftsOn Sat [...]

Korean American Historical Society teams up with United Seattle and Bellevue Korean School to present "Where's Gangnam?" at the 23rd Annual Shoreline Arts Festival, June 29-30. The room will feature Arts and Crafts workshops, as well as displays of folk paintings, masks, and information about Korea and Korean American history. Afterwards, try some Korean desserts! We have locally made fresh rice cakes (ddeok) with sweet rice (shikhoe) and cinamon (sujeonghwa) beverages. Arts and CraftsOn Saturda [...]

Korean American Historical Society presents Explore Korea! at the Shoreline Arts Festival, June 23-24. The room will feature displays of pottery, ceremonial clothing, folk paintings, and a Korean American history timeline. There will be arts and crafts workshops on Korean paper folding by Korean-American Art & Cultural Association of Pacific Northwest, totem poles (jangseung), and hacky sacks (jaegi). Visitors can watch traditional ink painting, have their names written during the calligraph [...]

Principals of the Korean Drum Music Project

Korean American Historical Society (KAHS) is pleased to announce the donation of seventeen Korean percussion instruments to Edmonds School District #15, for the Visual and Performing Arts Department's 2012 Summer Music School. The instruments were formally donated on May 1, at 9:00am at the Educational Service District office, at 20420 68th Avenue West, in Lynnwood. The camp will feature two p'ungmul elective classes. P'ungmul (also known as samulnori or nongak) is a genre of music and dance fea [...]

Korean American Historical Society, in conjunction with Green Shoots and Zenith Diversity received a grant to organize a Korean Cultural Room during the Shoreline Arts Festival, June 25-26. The room will feature Korean clothing, food, information about Shoreline's Korean American community, and activities. In addition to music performances and a nongak workshop, there will be a jangseung workshop, folk tales, and mask making for children.

Korean American Historical Society (KAHS) has begun a project to document the Korean American communities of the Pacific Northwest. Korean Americans and the communities they have established in Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Idaho and Montana, are the subjects of the survey. Topics will include demographics; work and businesses; church life; social, cultural and educational community organizations; political participation; identity and acculturation. The project is expected to continue for three ye [...]

Korean American Historical Society presents Dr. Seung-Hee Jeon"War Memories and Memory War:Wanso Pak’s Half-century Quest for Truth of the Korean War" Thursday, May 7, 2009 5:30 pm Free to the PublicWing Luke Asian Museum719 South King Street, Seattle, WA 98104 Museum Hours:Tue. - Sun., 10am - 5pm (regular admission); 1st Thur. / 3rd Sat. 10am - 8pm (free admission) Since the cease-fire in 1953, authorities in Korea have been continuously imposing a specific kind of memory of the Korean War – on [...]

Korean American Historical Society presents The Centennial of Korean Immigration to America An exhibit of seventy-six select photosfrom collections in Hawai'i and the Pacific Northwest. May 27 - June 20, 2003 Alvord Board RoomSeattle Asian Art Museum in Volunteer Park1400 E. Prospect St., Seattle WA 98112 Museum Hours:Wed. - Sun., 10am - 5pm; Thurs. 10am - 9pm Suggested admission $3 for adults Koreans in the U.S. Encounters between Koreans and Americans began as early as 1866 when an American sh [...]

Students Rally in Red Square for Korean History

On March 1, 2002, over 200 students, faculty and community members gathered in the University of Washington's Red Square to demonstrate their support for expediting the search for a new Korean History instructor. Graduate and undergraduate students gathered, and were joined by community organizations including the Seattle-Washington State Korean Association, Korean American Professionals Society, Korean Community Counseling Center, and Korean American Historical Society. Speakers included Anne O [...]