The Historical Exhibition Hall
Financial support from Taipei’s Suang-Lien Church led to the completion in spring 2008 of the Historical Exhibition Hall at the Taiwan Theological College and Seminary. The Historical Exhibition Hall aims not only to curate and protect the valuable history of the college and the church in Taiwan, but also to enhance the renewal and growth of church pastors and lay leaders through historical education and presentations.
The Hall currently has three exhibition areas:
The Church Historical Archives
The main goal of the Church Historical Archives is to collect and preserve historical materials related to Christianity in Taiwan. Due to the current limits on space and human resources, priority has been given to early materials and publications, as well as historical documents relating to the churches of northern Taiwan.
With the assistance of Rev. Chi Yuan-Te, Prof. Chen Chia-sheh, and Rev. Lim Chiong-hua, who helped in the early collection of materials, the Archive was formally established by Prof. Dr Cheng Yang-en in 1994. At that time, the Archive began a more systematic process for obtaining archival material. The current collections include early baptismal records, works by early missionaries, church anniversary publications, Romanized prints, English mission periodicals, and other related materials. Moreover, there are valuable collections regarding the 228 Incident donated by Ms Ng Bi-chu as well as the writings of Elder Li Chun-seng.
In August 2007, financial support by the family of Rev. Lim Chong-Iau allowed for the provision of a more professional, modernized building for the Archive. The Archive now contains three sections: open shelves, closed shelves, and a vault, which allow for the better use and preservation of the Archive’s precious historical materials. Church members are always invited to donate relevant historical materials to the Archive, so that we may preserve the rich historical memories of Taiwan’s Christians.