December 19, 2019. Saint Paul, Minnesota —Hmong Museum received a microgrant of $5,000 from the Minnesota Humanities Center to fund a program that will hire Hmong elders to teach bamboo basket weaving and other folk traditions with community members. This project was conceived after a successful collaboration with the Hmong elder Center in the spring […]
December 2, 2019. Saint Paul, Minnesota —Hmong Museum has been awarded $40,000 from the Nonprofit Infrastructure Grant Program. The grant, which is a state appropriation from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, was advocated and won through a partnership with Propel Nonprofits and the Coalition of Asian American Leaders. “Hmong Museum is a […]
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 […]