The King of Thailand Birthplace Foundation, a nonprofit corporation and public charity incorporated in 1998 under 501(c)(3) in Massachusetts . KTBF is comprised of Thai and American men and women who believe in cultural exchange, community service, and historic preservation.
Our objective is to establish and maintain a Cultural Center recognizing the birthplace of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand who is the only monarch of a foreign country to be born in the USA , Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge . Our major activity is to promote cultural exchanges. The program has been highly successful.
KTBF is working with the city of Cambridge to improve King Bhumibol Square . We are also in a process of establishing KTBF Library and Museum in Gloucester in honor of King Bhumibol and his family who used to live in Massachusetts from 1916 - 1928. Our foundation relies on the contribution from the individuals and corporation. If you wish to support our projects, your tax-deductible contribution can be sent to KTBF
15 Given Drive
Burlington , MA 01803
How the King of Thailand Birthplace Foundation was established?
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With the cooperation of the Thai people, Americans and others to commemorate King Bhumibol Adulyadej's birthplace, The King of Thailand Birthplace was established in 1998. December 5, 1999 marks the 72nd birthday of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand . We wish to express our considerable respect, honor and love for the world's longest reigning monarch - His Majesty the Great, King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Fulfilling the promise he made at the traditional coronation ceremony on May 5, 1950 . His Majesty has not only provided moral support and encouragement to the Thai people, but he has also made resources available to improve the livelihood of the people of Thailand.
King Bhumibol's reign has exemplified the traditional pronouncement he made at the crowning, "We will reign in righteousness, for the benefit and happiness of the Siamese people."
Current Committee 2003
For our lists of committees since established, follow the links below:
July 1998-June 1999 | July 1999-June 2000 | July 2000-June 2001 | July 2001-December 2002