The building that houses Kasetsart University Hall of History is the premier brick building of the University Campus at Bangkhen. It is a pre-World War II building occupied by the forerunner of Kasetsart University , the College of Agriculture under the Department of Agriculture of the Ministry of Agriculture, and was transfered to the University soon after it was established in 1943. This Hall of History is located on the Campus ringroad facing Ngarmwongwan Road straight through Gate II entrance. To the East of its location was a “Ruean Kheo”, a green wooden onestorey building with high clearance open groundfloor. This was constructed of old used timbers dismantled from an old building at Bangkok-noi Agricultural Experiment Station by the Department of Agriculture, and was transfered to the University shortly after the Hall of History building. After four more decades in service, this green hall was demolished for its aged wooden structures had deteriorated badly.

The Hall of History is a two-storey building of concrete structures that shall continue strong for many a year into the far future. In earlier years the top floor housed one classroom on east wing, and one biological science laboratory on west wing. The ground floor housed one classroom on east wing, one chemistry laboratory on west wing. A balance room and a chemical storage were in the central section of the ground floor, small offices were in the central section of the top floor. At one time, the expensive equipment as well as costly chemicals were removed for safe storage at the Bangkok-noi Agricultural Experiment Station to escape any possible damage that could be caused by daily air raids over Bangkok by Allied aircrafts during WWII years. But as it turned out, while Bangkok-noi Railway Station was demolished by Allied bombings, the University Campus at Bangkhen that was literally next to Don Muang Air Base was miraculously spared.

This building was know to Kasetsart oldtimers as the “ Chemistry Building ” after the chemistry laboratory facilities contained therein, or as the “ Tiger Building ” for its tiger striped camouflage applied during the WWII years. Its subsequent popular name was an “Animal Husbandry Building” since later on it housed animal nutrition laboratory and animal husbandry classed mostly.

The first ever Commencement Exercise for graduates of Kasetsart University was held in 1946 in the ground floor chamber on the east wing of this building, presided over by H.E. the Minister of Agriculture. Kasetsart first graduating class comprised transferred junir students from the College of Agriculture , admitted into the 5-year Bachelor's degree course in Agriculture. Three more annual consecutive commencement exercises, 1947 til 1949, were held in this same venue and presided over by the Minister.

The 1950 event marked a new page on Kasetsart history for the Annual Commencement exercise turned a royal ceremony. His Majesty King Bhumibol accompanied by Her Majesty the Queen, graciously presided over the 1950 Graduation Ceremony which was held in the east wing chamber on the second floor.

This building had served several functions in response to changing time and needs ; some among these were offices for senior staff, office of the early US missions to Kasetsart, office of the Dean of Agriculture, etc. In views of its historical significance and also of its old but very sturdy structures, the building has been and shall be part of Kasetsart history into everlasting future, a landmark for the University. It is therefore fitting for the University to restore the exterior and refurnish the interior to best serve its current assignment as the Kasetsart University Hall of History.

In safekeeping and on display in the Hall of History are artifacts and documents pertinent to historical significance of Kasetsart University so that they shall be preserved for posterity to all interested parties. The Hall first opened its door to the public on the 60 th Anniversary of Kasetsart Charter, 2 February 2003 , In it, the University development and its significant contributions to the motherland's economic and social developments are presented in various modes.

The Kasetsart University Hall of History was established on February 2, 2003 . the sixtieth anniversary of the University, as a memorial that enables the faculty, staff, and students and all interested people to learn of the history and development of Kasetsart University from its founding to the present, of events in the past which have brought honor to the University and in which they may take pride, and of the potentialities of the University in the future. The building that has been removal as the Hall of History has been well known by old Kasetsart people as the Animal Husbandry Building, for classes in this subject were once taught in the rooms on the upper floor; as the Chemistry Building, for chemistry was once taught on the lower floor; and as the White Building, for it once wore a coat of white paint.

The building was the first stuccoed brick structure on the campus and is of special importance because it was in 1950, in the hall on the eastern end of the upper floor in 1950, that Their Majesties the King and Queen bestowed degrees upon graduates of Kasetsart University for the first time.

  1. The Kasetsart University Hall of History shall collect, arrange, and preserve systematically documents, pictures, tools, instruments, and other objects of the faculty, staff and students of Kasetsart University at all periods in its history and provide services for research and study
  2. It shall assemble information on the history and development of the University and make this available to scholars, students, and interested parties
  3. It shall disseminate and conduct public relations activities on the University as it was in the past and will be in the future by arranging both permanent and occasional exhibits and displays.