A MUSEUM WITHOUT WALLS

The Hmong Museum in Saint Paul, Minnesota is the first and only Hmong Museum in the nation. As a new start-up, we are currently without walls and instead partner with local cultural organizations to bring engaging intergenerational programs to the community. The Hmong Museum exists to recognize and acknowledge the intersections of all things Hmong. This includes the documenting of arts, history, folk tales, personal and family histories, traditional knowledge, current issues, and many more.

WHO ARE THE HMONG?

The Hmong are an ethnic group from Southeast Asia, some of whom ended up in Minnesota as refugees after 1975 when the Vietnam War ended. The Hmong were allies of the Americans in Laos and fought in a “secret war.” When the war ended many Hmong soldiers and civilians were relocated to the United States and other allied countries.

Saint Paul/Minneapolis is a diverse hub with many institutions, retail, restaurants, and other cultural experiences. Here are a few to get you started!

HMONG MARKET EXPERIENCE

Hmongtown Marketplace, 217 Como Ave., St. Paul, hmongtownmarketplace.com

Hmong Village Shopping Center, 1001 Johnson Pkwy., St. Paul, hmongvillageshoppingcenter.com

Bold North Night Market, St. Paul Farmers Market 290 5th Street East, St. Paul, https://www.facebook.com/events/2081155918782225/

 

EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCES

Hmong Cultural Center 375 University Ave W #204, St Paul, MN 55103, https://www.hmongcc.org/

Center for Hmong Studies, 1259 Carroll Ave, St Paul, MN 55104 (house to the right of the church), https://hmongcenter.csp.edu/

East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier St, St Paul, MN 55106, eastsidefreedomlibrary.org

RESTAURANTS

University Avenue’s mix of Asian, African, African American, and American cultural fare in St. Paul, https://goo.gl/Td7ffN