The establishment of an SMTown Museum in Los Angeles was announced in 2013, with the building being purchased in July. The space was formerly occupied by the Orchid Club on the southwest corner of 6th Street & Oxford Avenue, a few steps away from the CVS, the Metro subway station, and the Madang Mall.
It was announced in 2012 that a new Korean American National Museum will have its home at City Parking Lot No. 692, at the intersection of Vermont Avenue and Sixth Street. Construction is expected to begin by 2015. 한미박물관 Chong Ja Kwon, 75, born on October 5, 1941. in Seoul, South Korea. She passed away on May 22, 2017. She was residing in Los Angeles, California, at the time of her passing. Burial arrangements were under the direction of Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills.