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Gwangju Museum of History and Folklore, Special Exhibition from 24 to 29 August
About 80 materials related to the history and life history of Gwangjucheon were presented.

[광주=뉴시스] Reporter Bae Sang-hyeon = The Gwangju History and Folklore Museum is a scene from ‘Gwangjucheon: Time of the Jujube Rapids’, a special exhibition containing the history of Gwangjucheon, the birthplace of the city of Gwangju. The museum announced on the 22nd that it will be held from the 24th to the 29th of August. (2021.06.22) (Photo = provided by Gwangju City) [email protected] *Resale and DB prohibited

[광주=뉴시스] Reporter Bae Sang-hyun = The Gwangju History and Folklore Museum announced on the 22nd that it will hold a special exhibition ‘Gwangjucheon: Time of the Jujube Rapids’ from the 24th to the 29th of August, which contains the history of Gwangjucheon, the birthplace of the city of Gwangju.

The exhibition, which consists of a total of 4 parts, presents about 80 pieces, including the history of Gwangjucheon and related life history materials.

Part 1, ‘Memories of Gwangju Stream,’ shows how the Gwangju Stream space is remembered. You can collect stories such as the anecdote of Jo Gwang-jo, who was exiled to Neungju near the upper reaches of Gwangju Stream during the Joseon Dynasty, the old ground of Gwangju Stream where the first women’s movement was held in Gwangju during the Japanese colonial period, and the small market place near Dongdong Bridge, which was the epicenter of the March 1st Movement.

Part 2, ‘The History of Gwangju Stream,’ deals with the history of Gwangju Stream, which became the foundation of the city, and the changing appearance of Gwangju Stream during the Japanese colonial period and the Korean War. Gwangjucheon Stream played a decisive role in determining the location of Gwangju Eupseong. The water drawn from the Gwangju Stream was filled with a waterway (moat) for defense, and the water was turned to be used for agricultural purposes. You can check its aspect through the literature materials such as ‘Jeungbo Literature Remarks’ and ‘Yeoyudang Jeonseo’ on display.

It also includes the scenery along the stream, which has undergone rapid changes since the direct river strengthening construction in the mid-1920s. The shantytowns lined up in a disorderly manner around Gwangju Stream and the chaotic streams of Gwangju Stream, which have disappeared due to the restoration project since the late 1960s, can also be explored through various real materials.

Part 3, ‘Gwangju Stream, Along the Stream’, shows the upstream to the downstream of Gwangju Stream. A clear and clean image of the Gwangju Stream originating from Yongchu Valley was produced on a large scale, and a structure in the shape of the Gwangju Stream wave was installed in the center of the exhibition hall.

You can see the Gwangjucheon Bridge, which remains only in photos, by reproducing the old Noji Bridge. The Pongppong Bridge, which used to connect the Imdong Textile Factory from Balsan Village, was newly constructed so that you can see the Gwangju Stream in the 1960s. There will also be a space where you can walk through the beautiful Yurim Forest, loved by Gwangju citizens.

In Part 4, ‘Today and Tomorrow of Gwangju Stream’, we have time to rethink today’s Gwangju Stream. Although we are currently recovering from various difficulties including rapid deterioration of water quality, we look back on whether Gwangju Stream is still a space that is neglected by citizens. There is also an experience corner where animals living in Gwangju Stream are drawn using a device and transmitted to a screen installed in the exhibition hall.

From July, you can watch it on YouTube’s ‘Gwangju History and Folklore Museum’ channel.

On the other hand, there is a story that the jujube stream is an old word for Gwangju Stream, and the setting sun of Gwangju Stream, which has the color of ripe jujubes, is too high and premature.

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