ST. PAUL, Minn. (Aug. 18, 2016) — Saint Paul is the nation’s Hmong Capital, known for such sites as Hmong Village and HmongTown Marketplace. For the first time, Twin Cities residents and visitors now have access to an attraction open year round providing tour groups and walk-in visitors substantive permanent educational exhibits related to Hmong history and culture as well as the Hmong community in Minnesota.
It is time to celebrate the installation of new exhibits developed by Museology Museum Services and Design Uake in partnership with Hmong Cultural Center with an Open House of HCC’s new Exhibit Center from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016 at the Hmong Cultural Center, 375 University Avenue, Suite 204, Saint Paul, MN 55103.
In July 2016, Hmong Cultural Center was featured along with other local notable Saint Paul Hmong tourist sites in the New York Times travel section.
Attendees of the Open House will have the opportunity to view Hmong Cultural Center’s newly expanded exhibits and will also learn about the center’s future plans to develop additional interpretive exhibits incorporating interactive audio-visual technology to teach about Hmong folk arts traditions in 2017.
RSVP for attendance at the free Open House via the center’s Facebook site at: https://www.facebook.com/events/164330247332046/.
For those looking for a detailed guided tour, several Hmong 101 exhibit tours will also take place at Hmong Cultural Center in September. To learn more about the Hmong 101 guided tours visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hmong-101-exhibits-tour-and-presentation-tickets-27051580004?ref=ecal
Learn more about the Hmong Cultural Center’s Exhibit Center here: http://www.hmonghistorycenter.org. Contact the HCC at 651-917-9937.
This project has been supported by grants from the Minnesota Historical Society. This activity is funded, in part, by the arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.
This project has also been supported by the City of Saint Paul’s Cultural Star Program, the Saint Paul Foundation and the Asian Pacific Endowment of the Saint Paul Foundation.