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Hmong Museum to Inspire Ideas for the Making of a Hmong Museum at Conference
St. Paul, MN February 24, 2014 – Hmong Museum’s first official public introduction will be at the Hmong National Development (HND) conference in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
Hmong Museum will develop a mini-exhibition that inspires attendees to imagine the making of a Hmong Museum and provide an opportunity for the public to give input. HND’s theme “Honoring Our Legacy, Onward to Prosperity” celebrates Hmong’s 40th year anniversary in the United States, but although the Hmong have been in the United States for decades there is no Hmong Museum to preserve Hmong’s history. The Hmong Museum Board will be there to present on the importance of preserving history through cultural organizations and to teach participants about how they may begin to do so personally. True to museum educational techniques of interactive and engaged learning, Hmong Museum’s presentation will include hands-on collective Hmong consciousness raising exercise.
“It is our goal that the presentation will inspire leaders, youths, and the Hmong community to consciously begin preserving our history now, today,” says Mai Vang, President of the Hmong Museum Board.
The HND Conference will take place in St. Paul, Minnesota at the Crowne Plaza/Intercontinental in downtown St. Paul on April 17 – 19, 2015. Registration is open through HND’s website.
The Hmong Museum Initiative Board was formed in 2013 to strategically plan the Hmong Museum. In 2014, Hmong Museum incorporated and is currently seeking 501(c)3 status. The Hmong were displaced in the aftermath of the Vietnam War and many escaped as refugees to the United States in 1975. The Hmong Museum envisions a thriving community with a heightened Hmong consciousness. The Hmong Museum exists to recognize and acknowledge the intersections of all things Hmong. hmongmuseummn.org