ST. PAUL (March 14, 2012) — The Minnesota History Center will celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with “A Thousand Journeys, One Home: Asian-Pacific Heritage Day” on April 14, from noon to 4 p.m. at the History Center.
Friendship, diversity and unity are transplanted to the History Center as artists from the Twin Cities Asian Pacific communities gather to highlight Chinese, East Indian, Hmong, Japanese, Laotian, Philippine, Tibetan, Thai and Vietnamese traditions that make connections not only to each other, but to the broader communities in which they live, work and play. The family day features music and dance performances, calligraphy, mini-workshops, food demonstrations and art activities.
Highlights include a fashion show sponsored by the Center for Hmong Arts and Talent; performances by the Tibetan American Foundation of MN dance group and the Vietnamese Hoang Anh dance group. Demonstrations and mini-classes in Laotian weaving, Thai and Nepali/Tibetan cooking, Thai fruit carving, Oriental paper crafts and Philippine combat.
The events are organized in partnership with the State Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans. Program support is provided by the Charles A. Lindbergh Memorial Fund.
Tickets are $11 adults, $9 seniors and college students, $6 children ages 6-17; free for children age 5 and under and MHS members.
The Minnesota History Center is located at 345 Kellogg Blvd. W. in St. Paul. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays (admission is free on Tuesdays from 5 to 8 p.m.), 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Auxiliary aids and services are available with advance notice. For more information, call 651-259-3000 or 1-800-657-3773 or visit online at http://www.minnesotahistorycenter.org.
The Society’s calendar of events is posted online atevents.mnhs.org/calendar. The website also has information about all of the Society’s programs, museums and historic sites.
The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. Its essence is to illuminate the past as a way to shed light on the future. The Society collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing.
The Minnesota Historical Society is supported in part by its Premier Partners: Xcel Energy and Explore Minnesota Tourism.