This exhibit examines the lesser-known history of the early Korean immigrant community that began right here in the Bay Area. As Japan rose to power in Korea in the early 1900s, Koreans from diverse backgrounds fled their country and landed in San Francisco. San Francisco Beginnings is a rare glimpse into the lives of these early immigrants, their community and their legacies.
Curated by Rosemarie Nahm, a first generation Korean American who has been researching Korean immigration history since 2015. She is a board member of the Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation.
Exhibition sponsored in part by the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in San Francisco and Korean American Community Foundation-SF.