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Chunghyeon Museum
Gwangmyeong-si, Korea, Republic of
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Chunghyeon Museum is a place where the objects of Ori Yi Wonik (1547-1634), who was a clean government employee and who served as prime minister. Yi Wonik served as a prime minister six times for three generations including Seonjo, Gwanghaegun,and Injo. He was widely known as 'ori minister.' His distinguished service has been recorded as hoseonggongshin for faithfully escorting and guarding Seonjo until the very end during the Japanese invasion of Korea in 1692 and was appointed as Wanpyeongbuwongun. Also, he was recognized as 'Cheongbaekri' by living a poor but honest life. Chunghyeon Museum is a head family museum established in 2003 by the 13th eldest grandson of Yi Wonik. The entire area of the museum is a place where Yi Wonik spent his last years and is composed of an exhibition hall as well as Gwangamdang as bestowed by Injo, Oriyoungwoo which is a shrine, Chunghyeonseowonji, Jongtaek, etc. In the exhibition hall, a portrait of Yi Wonik, his writings, messages, anthology, and Gyehaesagwaejangyeoncheob as well as ancient documents, wooden furniture, utensils, furnishings, etc. are on display. Also, Tangeumam, a Korean six-stringed instrument which he played, a 400-year-old oriental arbor vitae, and recently-restored pavilions like Pungyogdae and Samsangdae remain.

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Address
1085-16 Soha 2-dong 
City
Gwangmyeong-si
Country
Korea, Republic of 
Website
http://www.chunghyeon.org
Contributor
SEOK Young-ae 

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