Hmong Cultural Center of Minnesota

Hmong Cultural Center of Minnesota Founded in 1992, HCC was the first Hmong Cultural
Center in the Midwestern United States Founded in 1992, HCC is the oldest currently operating Hmong Cultural Center in the Midwestern United States

Operating as usual

Thank you so much to Dental Esthetics by Lor for helping to pay for our new museum sign which went up this week! Dental ...
10/15/2021

Thank you so much to Dental Esthetics by Lor for helping to pay for our new museum sign which went up this week!

Dental Esthetics by Lor
6230 10th Street North, Suite 310
Oakdale, MN 55128
651-379-6452

Thank you so much to Dental Esthetics by Lor for helping to pay for our new museum sign which went up this week!

Dental Esthetics by Lor
6230 10th Street North, Suite 310
Oakdale, MN 55128
651-379-6452

SMC, a medical manufacturing company in Somerset, WI reached out to let our clients and community know that it is hiring...
10/11/2021

SMC, a medical manufacturing company in Somerset, WI reached out to let our clients and community know that it is hiring. More info here: https://www.smcltd.com/careers/

SMC, a medical manufacturing company in Somerset, WI reached out to let our clients and community know that it is hiring. More info here: https://www.smcltd.com/careers/

Thank you so much to everyone for your expressions of support after the vandalism our new museum experienced this past w...
09/10/2021
Vandals strike Hmong Cultural Center building

Thank you so much to everyone for your expressions of support after the vandalism our new museum experienced this past week. If you would like to make a donation to support clean up, security enhancements and other improvements for our new museum a donation can be made at the page posted at the link below the article: https://www.kare11.com/article/news/crime/vandals-strike-hmong-cultural-center-museum/89-5fa9dfad-bb14-451c-9250-47462574dcf7

Three white men seen on surveillance video whitewashed art inspired by George Floyd's death, leaving a neo-fascist slogan behind.

Coming this Friday!
09/07/2021

Coming this Friday!

Coming this Friday!

Our new museum sign went up this weekend!
09/07/2021

Our new museum sign went up this weekend!

Our new museum sign went up this weekend!

New to the Hmong Cultural Center Library....... Modern Jungles: A Hmong Refugee’s Childhood Story of Survival by Pao Lor...
09/01/2021

New to the Hmong Cultural Center Library.......

Modern Jungles: A Hmong Refugee’s Childhood Story of Survival by Pao Lor. Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2021.

As a five-year-old boy, Pao Lor joined thousands of Hmong who fled for their lives through the jungles of Laos in the aftermath of war. After a difficult and perilous journey that neither of his parents survived, he reached the safety of Thailand, but the young refugee boy’s challenges were only just beginning.

Born in a small farming village, Pao was destined to be a Hmong clan leader, wedding negotiator, or shaman. But the course of his life changed dramatically in the 1970s, when the Hmong faced persecution for their role in helping US forces fighting communism in the region. After more than two years in Thai refugee camps, Pao and his surviving family members boarded the belly of an “iron eagle” bound for the United States, where he pictured a new life of comfort and happiness. Instead, Pao found himself navigating a frightening and unfamiliar world, adjusting to a string of new schools and living situations while struggling to fulfill the hopes his parents had once held for his future. Now in Modern Jungles, Pao Lor shares his inspiring coming-of-age tale about perseverance, grit, and hope.

New to the Hmong Cultural Center Library.......

Modern Jungles: A Hmong Refugee’s Childhood Story of Survival by Pao Lor. Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2021.

As a five-year-old boy, Pao Lor joined thousands of Hmong who fled for their lives through the jungles of Laos in the aftermath of war. After a difficult and perilous journey that neither of his parents survived, he reached the safety of Thailand, but the young refugee boy’s challenges were only just beginning.

Born in a small farming village, Pao was destined to be a Hmong clan leader, wedding negotiator, or shaman. But the course of his life changed dramatically in the 1970s, when the Hmong faced persecution for their role in helping US forces fighting communism in the region. After more than two years in Thai refugee camps, Pao and his surviving family members boarded the belly of an “iron eagle” bound for the United States, where he pictured a new life of comfort and happiness. Instead, Pao found himself navigating a frightening and unfamiliar world, adjusting to a string of new schools and living situations while struggling to fulfill the hopes his parents had once held for his future. Now in Modern Jungles, Pao Lor shares his inspiring coming-of-age tale about perseverance, grit, and hope.

70 Macalester College freshmen visited the Hmong Cultural Center Museum to learn about Hmong culture and history on Augu...
08/30/2021

70 Macalester College freshmen visited the Hmong Cultural Center Museum to learn about Hmong culture and history on August 30, 2021 as part of their orientation to St. Paul and the Twin Cities!

70 Macalester College freshmen visited the Hmong Cultural Center Museum to learn about Hmong culture and history on August 30, 2021 as part of their orientation to St. Paul and the Twin Cities!

This upcoming virtual workshop series may be of interest.
08/18/2021

This upcoming virtual workshop series may be of interest.

This upcoming virtual workshop series may be of interest.

08/17/2021
08/13/2021

We have been asked to post this job. Please use the contact info below for any further questions.

Food Production Specialist

Job Description
Looking for someone to start work immediately!
Full time Monday through saturday.
Food production specialist
5am start time. about 1pm finish time
Need someone who can lift 40-50lbs multiple times a day and has good dexterity.
Will be processing vegetables and packing them.
Sign on Bonus!
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $15.00 - $16.00 per hour

Calco Sprouts
2751 Minnehaha Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55406

Johnson Yang
Calco Sprouts Inc.
2751 Minnehaha Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55406
P: 612-724-0276
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08/12/2021

Hmong Cultural Center's Qeej Group Performs as part of the Learning from Place: HmongTown Marketplace event co-sponsored by Hmong Cultural Center with the Minnesota Humanities Center on August 11, 2021.

Ramsey County Public Health will be doing another pop up vaccination clinic with the Pfizer vaccine at Hmong Cultural Ce...
08/12/2021

Ramsey County Public Health will be doing another pop up vaccination clinic with the Pfizer vaccine at Hmong Cultural Center in St. Paul Friday, August 13, 2021 from 4-6 PM.
Please share with your networks and help us get the word out!
August 13 (4 - 6 p.m.)
Hmong Cultural Center
375 University Avenue West #204
Saint Paul, MN 55103
Pfizer (age 12 and up - two doses).
Walk in - no appointment needed.

Ramsey County Public Health will be doing another pop up vaccination clinic with the Pfizer vaccine at Hmong Cultural Center in St. Paul Friday, August 13, 2021 from 4-6 PM.
Please share with your networks and help us get the word out!
August 13 (4 - 6 p.m.)
Hmong Cultural Center
375 University Avenue West #204
Saint Paul, MN 55103
Pfizer (age 12 and up - two doses).
Walk in - no appointment needed.

Hmong Cultural Center participated as a partner with MN Humanities Center's Hmong Immersion event @ HmongTown Marketplac...
08/12/2021

Hmong Cultural Center participated as a partner with MN Humanities Center's Hmong Immersion event @ HmongTown Marketplace yesterday. Last night's event also marked the debut of the new pop-up traveling exhibit of the Hmong Cultural Center Museum!

08/03/2021

What a pleasure to provide Dan Harbeke, Head of Public Policy and External Affairs at Google a tour of our new museum this morning! Dan helped facilitate the recent donation from Google to support the museum :)

Our new museum theater will screen classic Hmong documentaries to teach about Hmong history!
07/30/2021

Our new museum theater will screen classic Hmong documentaries to teach about Hmong history!

Our new museum theater will screen classic Hmong documentaries to teach about Hmong history!

Today is the Day!Ramsey County Public Health will be doing a pop up vaccination clinic with the Pfizer vaccine at Hmong ...
07/23/2021

Today is the Day!

Ramsey County Public Health will be doing a pop up vaccination clinic with the Pfizer vaccine at Hmong Cultural Center in St. Paul this afternoon from 3-7 PM.
Please share with your networks and help us get the word out!
July 23 (3 - 7 p.m.)
Hmong Cultural Center
375 University Avenue West #204
Saint Paul, MN 55103
Pfizer (age 12 and up - two doses).
Walk in - no appointment needed.
More info on the Ramsey County website:
https://www.ramseycounty.us/covid-19-info/covid-19-vaccine#1

Today is the Day!

Ramsey County Public Health will be doing a pop up vaccination clinic with the Pfizer vaccine at Hmong Cultural Center in St. Paul this afternoon from 3-7 PM.
Please share with your networks and help us get the word out!
July 23 (3 - 7 p.m.)
Hmong Cultural Center
375 University Avenue West #204
Saint Paul, MN 55103
Pfizer (age 12 and up - two doses).
Walk in - no appointment needed.
More info on the Ramsey County website:
https://www.ramseycounty.us/covid-19-info/covid-19-vaccine#1

Ramsey County Public Health will be doing a pop up vaccination clinic with the Pfizer vaccine at Hmong Cultural Center i...
07/21/2021

Ramsey County Public Health will be doing a pop up vaccination clinic with the Pfizer vaccine at Hmong Cultural Center in St. Paul this Friday afternoon from 3-7 PM.

Please share with your networks and help us get the word out!

July 23 (3 - 7 p.m.)
Hmong Cultural Center

375 University Avenue West #204
Saint Paul, MN 55103

Pfizer (age 12 and up - two doses).
Walk in - no appointment needed.

More info on the Ramsey County website:
https://www.ramseycounty.us/covid-19-info/covid-19-vaccine#1

Ramsey County Public Health will be doing a pop up vaccination clinic with the Pfizer vaccine at Hmong Cultural Center in St. Paul this Friday afternoon from 3-7 PM.

Please share with your networks and help us get the word out!

July 23 (3 - 7 p.m.)
Hmong Cultural Center

375 University Avenue West #204
Saint Paul, MN 55103

Pfizer (age 12 and up - two doses).
Walk in - no appointment needed.

More info on the Ramsey County website:
https://www.ramseycounty.us/covid-19-info/covid-19-vaccine#1

Mee Her passed her citizenship interview today! She had been working hard throughout the past few months in preparation ...
07/12/2021

Mee Her passed her citizenship interview today! She had been working hard throughout the past few months in preparation for it.
We are opening up our classrooms again in limited capacity for citizenship classes! If you or someone you know is looking to get their citizenship, please have them give us a call at 651-917-9937 or visit us on the web at: www.hmongcc.org

Thank you!

Mee Her passed her citizenship interview today! She had been working hard throughout the past few months in preparation for it.
We are opening up our classrooms again in limited capacity for citizenship classes! If you or someone you know is looking to get their citizenship, please have them give us a call at 651-917-9937 or visit us on the web at: www.hmongcc.org

Thank you!

Congratulations to Xayvang Norvang for getting her U.S. Citizenship! She had been studying very hard throughout the pand...
06/30/2021

Congratulations to Xayvang Norvang for getting her U.S. Citizenship! She had been studying very hard throughout the pandemic to accomplish this goal!

The Hmong Cultural Center will be opening up our classrooms WITH LIMITED CAPACITY for Citizenship and ESL classes again starting in July! If you or someone you know is interested in signing up for these classes, please give us a call at: 651-917-9937 or visit us on the web at: www.hmongcc.org

We're Getting Close! Museum Banner Sign Went Up Today :)
06/29/2021

We're Getting Close! Museum Banner Sign Went Up Today :)

We're Getting Close! Museum Banner Sign Went Up Today :)

Announcement: Hmong Cultural Center will reopen our offices again on June 28, 2021 and start Citizenship and ESL classes...
06/23/2021

Announcement: Hmong Cultural Center will reopen our offices again on June 28, 2021 and start Citizenship and ESL classes again for the community on Tuesday, July 6, 2021! All enrolled students must have proof of vaccination. Masks continued to be required in all public spaces at HCC and class sizes will be limited. For more information about class enrollment e-mail [email protected] or call 651-331-8331.

Announcement: Hmong Cultural Center will reopen our offices again on June 28, 2021 and start Citizenship and ESL classes again for the community on Tuesday, July 6, 2021! All enrolled students must have proof of vaccination. Masks continued to be required in all public spaces at HCC and class sizes will be limited. For more information about class enrollment e-mail [email protected] or call 651-331-8331.

Hmong Cultural Center reopens its offices to the public Monday, June 28, 2021!
06/19/2021

Hmong Cultural Center reopens its offices to the public Monday, June 28, 2021!

Hmong Cultural Center reopens its offices to the public Monday, June 28, 2021!

Announcement: Hmong Cultural Center will start Citizenship and ESL classes again at our offices in St. Paul on Tuesday, ...
06/03/2021

Announcement: Hmong Cultural Center will start Citizenship and ESL classes again at our offices in St. Paul on Tuesday, July 6, 2021! All enrolled students must have proof of vaccination. Masks continued to be required in all public spaces at HCC and class sizes will be limited. For more information about class enrollment e-mail [email protected] or call 651-331-8331.

Announcement: Hmong Cultural Center will start Citizenship and ESL classes again at our offices in St. Paul on Tuesday, July 6, 2021! All enrolled students must have proof of vaccination. Masks continued to be required in all public spaces at HCC and class sizes will be limited. For more information about class enrollment e-mail [email protected] or call 651-331-8331.

As we continue to plan for the first-ever Minnesota Qeej Festival to be held at Landmark Center in May 2022, let's take ...
05/27/2021
3 HMONG NEWS: HMONG QEEJ TROUPE COLLABORATES WITH GREATER TWIN CITIES YOUTH SYMPHONIES.

As we continue to plan for the first-ever Minnesota Qeej Festival to be held at Landmark Center in May 2022, let's take a step back to remember our Qeej group's collaborative concert with the Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphony back in 2018! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txUKpuzIcyY

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Hmong Cultural Center's Qeej Teacher Christopher Hang teaches about the instrument in the new Schubert Club interactive ...
05/18/2021

Hmong Cultural Center's Qeej Teacher Christopher Hang teaches about the instrument in the new Schubert Club interactive music museum in St. Paul! #Schubert Club

Address

375 University Avenue, Suite 204
Saint Paul, MN
55103

Green Line Western Avenue Stop

General information

Museum and Library Open to the Public Monday through Friday 9-6, Weekends by Appt. Suggested Minimum Donation for Museum: $5 Pre-Scheduled Group Tours for a Negotiable Fee

Telephone

(651) 917-9937

Products

HMONG CULTURAL CENTER
375 University Avenue, Suite 204, Saint Paul, MN 55103.

Phone: (651) 917-9937 (Office) Fax: (651) 917-9978

E-Mail:[email protected]

Executive Director: Txongpao Lee

We are the primary Hmong and Asian American organization in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area that provides community outreach activities related to multicultural education for the purposes of promoting positive race relations in the Twin Cities community.

Please visit our center if you live in the Twin Cities or are planning on visiting Minneapolis-St. Paul. Walk-ins are welcome and there are many displays to look at that teach about the Hmong people, their history, their culture and their experience in the U.S. over the past 25 years. Larger group tours and educational sessions can be arranged in advance by calling the center.

Our Hmong Resource Center is the site of perhaps the most comprehensive collection of Hmong-related literature, scholarly research, and multimedia materials in North America.

Hmong Cultural Center programs:

Citizenship Classes
ESL Classes
Hmong History Center Exhibits
Hmong Resource Center Library
Hmong 101 Program
Qeej musical instrument program
Dance program
Hmong Wedding Songs and Procedures program
Hmong Funeral Songs and Procedures program

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Good morning Hmong Cultural Center! I am so thrilled to share with you that the community came together to show our support of your work, mission, and location!!! Thank you for creating a beautiful space in the heart of Frogtown. On behalf of all the donors, "You make a difference and we support you!!!" https://www.facebook.com/donate/389065946021426/10165654052525524/
Pa Xe Chang received his citizenship this morning! He had been a student at Hmong Cultural Center for 2 years. His determination and dedication to becoming an U.S. citizen is an inspiration to us all! If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a U.S. citizen, we offer FREE classes and programs. Please contact us at: 651-917-9937 or email at [email protected]
Good morning! My name is Alysa Thomas, I'm a social work student at Metro State and am looking for an elder from the Hmong community to do a short interview with for class. It will be about aging and your own personal experiences. I am vaccinated and available to meet in person or over the phone or webchat. Let me know if you can help me out! Thank you!
Happy Karen Cultural New Year! (2760)
can you guys do a funeral calling for the spirit through facetime or video call? is that not good thing?
I have two Hmong tapestries that are approximately 33"X33" that have been professionally enclosed in framing. See pictures. Would the Center be interested in them?
Interested in becoming a medical interpreter? We at SWITS are offering an online 60-hr Interpreter Training from September 29 - December 19, 2019. See below for more information!
Good morning everyone, I am writing on behalf of SWITS Interpreting www.swits.us. We are currently in need of Hmong Interpreters in the St. Paul, MN area for freelance or part-time positions. The hours are flexible and you choose when you go on appointments. We are also willing to provide some training if someone does not have experience but is interested in becoming an Hmong interpreter and speaks both Hmong and English. Thanks in advance! Please feel free to disseminate this information or you can respond here or you can write me: Bob Goss [email protected] Thanks!