History
From Haiguang Third Village Consulting Room, Haisheng Community Center, Kaohsiung Museum of Military Dependants Villages to The Center of Old Fongshan City History
Haiguang Third Village Consulting Room

The Center of Old Fongshan City History is one of the landmarks of Zuoying district in Kaohsiung. Located by Lianchihtan (Lotus Pond), it was once the Haiguang Third Village Consulting Room. In 1990, it was rebuilt to be Haisheng Community Center, and by its surroundings there were the ancient settlement, kindergartens, stores, etc, which formed a typical lifestyle environment of dependants villages. It was until 2006 that the Community Center was managed by Bureau of Cultural Affairs of Kaohsiung City Government.

Kaohsiung Museum of Military Dependants Villages

After the dependants villages have gone, the community center was preserved and rebuilt as "Kaohsiung Museum of Military Dependants Villages", dedicating to creating a space where people can learn about and reconnect to the history, stories, exhibits and culture of the military dependants that migrated to Taiwan after World War II.

Kaohsiung Museum of Military Dependants Villages was found in 2007 and since 2008, it was managed by Kaohsiung Military Dependants Villages Community Development Association until September 15, 2017. After that, the historical relics have been moved and preserved in No. 2, 3, 4, 11 of Mingde New Village. On July, 2018, Mingde New Village was renamed and opened as "Farewell 886 Cultural Park of Taiwan Military Veteran Village". The original Military Dependants Villages was replanned to be "The Center of Old Fongshan City History".

Old Fongshan CityOld Fongshan City Resoration Project

In 2016, the Bureau of Cultural Affairs of Kaohsiung City Government proposed "Regeneration of Historic Sites: Old Fongshan City Resoration Project" and received the subsidy from Ministry of Culture. The project focused on the vision of rebuilding the National Heritage Site: Old Fongshan City Wall. The grand open of "The Center of Old Fongshan City History" in 2018 was an important sign and achievement of the project. Besides reconstructing the city walls, people can truely witness the historic sites from the past.

The Center of Old Fongshan City History

The Center of Old Fongshan City History inaugrated on March 3, 2018, setting a new milestone on fulfilling the goal of preservation of old town's history, hoping to display the prosperity and decline of the city in the past, and trying to provide new experiences as access to get close to historical memories. The old village preserved not only the architecture itself but also the soul, memories and emotions that still existed between the land and people. People may experience and understand the lifestyle that used to happen here from the past to present.