The Hmong Story: The History and Challenges of Resettlement

On April 6, the Hmong American Center, Inc. hosted

The Hmong Story: The History and Challenges of Resettlement

April is Hmong Heritage Month in Wisconsin. Since the arrival of the first Hmong family in 1976, the Hmong people have lived and worked in Wisconsin for over 45 years, and have greatly contributed to the state’s rich history, culture, economy, and public service. Wisconsin is made stronger by the Hmong people who have found a home here.

The Guest Speaker for this event was Lee Pao Xiong, who is currently the founding Director of the Center for Hmong and East Asian Studies at Concordia University, St. Paul, and an Assistant Professor of American Government/Political Science and Hmong Studies.

If you have not had the opportunity to see the From Laos to America Museum, I strongly encourage it. Much of the exhibits are personal pieces that educator Jim Harris has brought back over the years, preserving  history.  The exhibit is changed often and honors the refugee experience.

Museum hours are:

Wednesday: 10AM-4PM

Thursday: 10AM-4PM

Friday: 10 AM-4PM

Saturday: 10 AM-4PM

To set up a visit, contact the Hmong American Center at 715.842.8390

The museum is located at 200 Washington Street, Wausau