The participants of the Hmong Elder Center never thought of their crafts as art. The cross-stitched flower cloth called Paj Ntaub and the freshly woven bamboo items in the process known as hiab poj tawb where always just a way of life. Despite this belief, the elder’s hands moves elegantly through the seams of the […]
Meet Koobmeej Lee, Hmong Museum’s newest board member.
It’s not always easy to have a conversation with our elders. Sometimes there’s a language barrier, other times it’s just uncomfortable or you may not know where to start. When I signed up to be part of the Unforgotten film series to capture Hmong Veterans stories, I knew I was pushing myself out of my […]
Unforgotten: The legacy begins Inspiring, motivating, insightful, awesome and nostalgic are just a few words used by the participants of the first showing of Unforgotten, a project hosted by Hmong Museum in partnership with Veterans of the Special Guerrilla Unit. This project seeked to help give the tools of video making to participants in order […]
What is the Unforgotten Project?It is a project that strives to capture the unforgotten stories of Hmong veterans by pairing a participant with a Secret Guerrilla Unit (SGU) veteran and teaching them technical skills to capture their stories in video form. This week’s feature Unforgotten Project participant is Bao Moua. Bao is a Hmong-American woman […]