Korean-American museum takes shape

Monday, August 12, 2019

A national museum celebrating Korean-American heritage is one step closer to reality, with new funding announced this week. The museum will sit in LA’s Koreatown, on what’s currently a city-owned parking lot at the southwest corner of 6th Street and Vermont Avenue.

California is home to about 450,000 Korean-Americans, constituting about half of all Korean-Americans. The museum is a testament to the growing influence of the Korean-American community, said Assemblymember Miguel Santiago, who represents Koreatown.

"The Korean-American presence in California is just going to get stronger. It's going to get bigger. They're playing a bigger role in the economics. They're playing a bigger role in the cultural investment of our neighborhoods and a bigger political role, as we've seen larger turnouts and voting," he said.