Legacy Washington to launch Korea 65 exhibit September 14

Legacy Washington to launch Korea 65 exhibit September 14

Our Legacy Washington team recently finished installing an informative and terrific-looking new exhibit in our front lobby. Called Korea 65: The Forgotten War Remembered, it provides a series of stories about Washingtonians who experienced the Korean War in different ways, from U.S. soldiers who fought in the war, to a nurse who worked in a MASH unit, to Korean Americans who grew up in Korea during or after the war.

Korea 65 exhibit panels.
Korea 65 exhibit panels and photos focusing on Korean War.

On September 14, our office is hosting a Korea 65 exhibit launch at the Capitol. The public is welcome to this free event that will be attended by South Korean dignitaries. Secretary of State Wyman will emcee. The program starts at 3 p.m. in the State Reception Room, with entertainment beginning at 2:30 p.m. in the Rotunda. After the program ends, attendees are invited to come to our front lobby to view this incredible exhibit.

Korea 65 exhibit panels.
Exhibit panels about Korean Americans who grew up in Korea during or after Korean War.

Legacy Washington also is sponsoring a contest for 6th-12th-grade students in Washington about the Korea 65 project. The contest, which starts September 6 and ends November 30, encourages students to explore the question of how the Korean War affects Washington state today. Contest entries can be done in different formats, including writings, film projects or two-dimensional art.

Go here for more information about the contest, including how to enter. If you have questions about the contest, contact Legacy Washington’s Laura Mott at laura.mott@sos.wa.gov or 360-902-4171.

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