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

Updated:2020-03-24

Popularity: 3255

Thursday: 10:00 – 17:00
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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.

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TEL 03-3296662
Opening Hours Sunday: 10:00 – 17:00
Monday: Break time
Tuesday: Break time
Wednesday: 10:00 – 17:00
Thursday: 10:00 – 17:00
Friday: 10:00 – 17:00
Saturday: 10:00 – 17:00

Facilities

  • Introductory Lecture
  • Bus Station
  • Toilet

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