History and humanities
Daxi Wood Art Ecomuseum
The miniature of 200 years of history everywhere in Daxi. When the Lin family hired carpenters to build “Tongyidi” in Takoham in the 1810s, the woodware industry began here. After 200 years of development, Heping Old Street, Kangzhuang Road, Xinyi Road, and Yuanlin Road have become the home of many woodware stores and woodworks, and the center of Taiwan’s woodware industry. In addition, a unique police living sphere has been formed after the “Takoham Police Sub-station” was established after restructuring in 1901, where police quarters were built progressively around Puji Road, witnessing the history of police development in Daxi over the last 100 years. The local woodware industry, history of police development over the last 100 years, street houses, old buildings, Wude Temple, and temples, the birthday ritual of Guansheng Dijun worshipped in Puji Temple, and worship culture with 100 years of tradition, these tangible and intangible cultural assets and the people living here have formed a lifestyle and local culture unique to Daxi. To preserve, record and display the “Wood Art Industry in Daxi” and the “Daily Lifestyle of Daxi People”, the two core themes, through collaboration with local residents in order to promote contemporary wood art and life aesthetics is the belief of Daxi Wood Art Ecomuseum. Repairs began from 2014. Hall 1 and Wude Temple were reopened in 2015. From then on, each section has been reopened annually. The Craftsman Story House and the Crafts Exchange Hall were reopened in 2016. Besides, the museum connects the corner halls in Daxi, in order to promote the civic participation of local cultural affairs. Whether the corner halls, the heritage of wood art in Daxi, the preservation and promotion of worship culture, and more topics of concern, by encouraging the participation of Daxi People in terms of point-line-plane and locating the people and resources connecting topics, this museum encourages the formation of a base for sustainable development through planning various plans and empowering talents. Through doing and learning together with the residents, this museum discovers and reproduces local knowledge and memories. Apart from running our own exhibition halls, we guide people to repair and maintain their space for exhibiting and transforming resources and stories, attempting to continue and preserve Daxi’s cultural assets, including wood art and worship culture. In addition, resident participation in actions can be developed and encouraged in the daily life to eventually realize and display Daxi’s charm and turn the district into a livable town.