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Guishan Military Dependents' Village Museum(眷村故事館)

Traveler rating:3.5 3 Reviews

Updated:2018-11-05

Posted Date:2015-12-25

Popularity:1329

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"Guishan Military Dependents Village Museum" can be found on Guangfeng Road next to Qianxi Community. This double-storied building was built in the 1980s; with its plain and boring exterior, it was once the office building, meeting place, and activity center of the Luguang Third Village Governing Council, but after Luguang Third Village was demolished and remodeled, the building space was no longer being used. Now, with the proactive planning and organization of a local community group, Taoziyun Cultural Association, as well as the warm participation of Luguang Third Village residents, this once abandoned community space has been revamped to become the first "military dependents' village museum" in the country; it is also Taoyuan's first "military dependents' village museum" to be set up within a community. It is known as the military dependents' village museum in Guishan with the most "family-feel".
Guishan Military Dependents' Village Museum(眷村故事館)
Preserved within the museum is the unique history of military dependents' villages. The main focus is on its people and items on display. Through cultural analysis, it guides visitors on a tour to learn more about military dependents' villages. It is the museum's hope that by remembering the past, this important part of Guishan's history will reemerge. Therefore, the entire museum building has been preserved without removing any of the original structure; additional sections have been added to re-create the original military dependents' village cultural environment.
Guishan Military Dependents' Village Museum(眷村故事館)
For the museum displays, apart from displaying the documents and historical records collected in recent years from Guishan through films and audio tracks, to allow visitors to experience the authentic lifestyle of a military dependents' village, even more unique are the "story boxes" designed by the organizer. The "story boxes" can be folded and moved around so that each person and each treasured story can be presented in its own exhibition space. In addition to having guided tours within the museum, each themed area also has interactive games related to military dependents' villages for visitors to participate in, allowing visitors to learn more about the village's history while having a great time.
Guishan Military Dependents' Village Museum(眷村故事館)
Apart from the realistic displays of the culture within the military dependents' village, every year around November and December, the "military dependents' village cultural festival" is hosted here. Activities include authentic village cuisine, documentaries from the past, group performances, fun fair, DIY handcrafting activities, and story recordings, allowing visitors of all ages from different backgrounds to experience the true meaning of living in a military dependents' village. Just like at the beginning, when we first set foot into this strange village to record the stories of these village residents, we suddenly realized that we have become a part of each other's lives and gained so many new families in Guishan. Now "Guishan Military Dependents' Village Museum" is the home we have found for the stories of these village residents, we welcome everyone to come and listen to the stories of Guishan, and the stories about the families living in the village, and share these stories with the people of Guishan, people from all over the world, and people from the next generation so that the culture of a military dependents' village can live on.

Information

TEL 03-3296662
Opening Hours 10:00-18:00(Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays)

Facilities

  • Introductory Lecture
  • Bus Station
  • Toilet

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TripAdvisor Reviews

Traveler rating:3.5 3 Reviews Write a Review

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  2. 1 Couples
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  • waijgjy

    Traveler type:

    Family

    Manned by enthusiastic staff

    Traveler rating:5 2018-07

    Apparently very few foreign visitors are interested in this old house. Staff were enthusiastic and tried so hard to explain the history. There are tons of memorabilia from Kuomintang times. They let my kids play with the antique toys and organ. My boys were fascinated by the music played by vinyl records.
  • Happiness808742

    東京都

    Traveler type:

    カップル・夫婦

    時間に余裕があって、個人的に興味があれば

    Traveler rating:3 2017-11

    私たちは時間をかけて丹念に散策するのが旅行の楽しみの一つなので、滞在日数も長目で細かく施設の見学をおこなっているので、立ち寄りました。そうでなければ、特別な興味のある人以外は見学は微妙です。場所的にも、虎頭山公園の明倫三聖宮から30分近く歩きましたから。
  • 一鴻 韓

    台灣

    會有人來導覽

    Traveler rating:3 2014-09

    他就在我家附近,之前去的時候他還會給我貼紙蒐藏。整家並不大,裡面的燈光黃暈暈的,蒐藏的以前老榮名的一些故事及使用物品,不時還會看到兩蔣時代的東西。 如果到了,進去走走也不錯,旁邊就是腳踏車步道,可以騎腳踏車來訪。

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