The Korean Cultural Center of Chicago and the Chicago Korean Education Center will co-host an opening ceremony for the ‘Malmoe, Protect the Hangul’ education box at the museum on Friday, October 7th at 1pm. This display box was developed and supported by the Independence Hall of Korea to educate the history of the compilation of the first Korean dictionary ‘Malmoe’. During the event which coincides with the Hangul Day, we anticipate exploring the value of the independence movement and the excellence of Hangul.
The Korean Cultural Center of Chicago will celebrate Korean Thanksgiving with a “Hangawi & Kimchi” event.
Attendees will learn about kimchi, watch videos on how to make kimchi and finally make their own kimchi.
Other activities include kite making, traditional games and performances.
On March 25th, we commemorate Greek Independence Day. Two hundred and one years ago, the Greek struggle for independence from the Ottoman Empire began. The Greek fight to end four hundred years of Ottoman Turkish oppression attracted the attention and support of people around the world. Consequently, the Greek War of Independence became the first in line of “freedom struggles,” in which a national or civil war for independence or sovereignty attracted would-be freedom fighters from around the world.
In this special NHM Discussion, we will explore why the Greek War of Independence ignited such passion in non-Greeks and how the legacy of “Greek Freedom” served to create the idea of a universal “cause of freedom” that transcends national and ethnic borders.
This event will be recorded.