Red Culture Museum-Lu Ruiguang Memorial Hall

Red Culture Museum

Lu Ruiguang Memorial Hall

by Live in Guizhou

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The Lu Ruiguang Memorial Hall was completed in 2015, with a construction area of about 3000 square meters, and opened to the public for free in June of the same year. It houses three exhibition halls dedicated to ethnic museum collections, intangible cultural heritage, and red culture, making it one of the important venues for red culture education in Anshun.

In April 1935, the First, Third, and Fifth Army Corps of the First Front Army of the Chinese Workers’ and Peasants’ Red Army and the Military Commission’s Long March Brigade passed through Zhenning. Lu Ruiguang supported the revolution by providing supplies to the Red Army, sheltering 12 wounded and sick Red Army soldiers, and making significant contributions to the smooth passage of the Red Army. Notably, Lu Ruiguang boldly signed the “Anti-Jiang Combat Agreement” with Peng Dehuai, Yang Shangkun, and Li Fuchun of the Red Third Army Corps, marking a significant event in the successful practice of the policy of “uniting with the minority nationalities” by the Red Army in the ethnic regions they passed through.

Today, the Lu Ruiguang Memorial Hall serves as an important venue for promoting patriotic spirit and revolutionary education. It also stands as a historical site that reflects the efforts of the Chinese Workers’ and Peasants’ Red Army during the Long March to strengthen the united front, win over local armed forces, and conduct anti-Jiang Jieshi and anti-warlord campaigns.