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

Hmong Cultural Center provides a museum and library open to the public. The center also provides Citizenship and English classes and classes related to the Hmong Folk Arts Tradition.

Mission: "to promote the personal development of children, youth and adults through cultural education while providing resources that enhance cross-cultural awareness between Hmong and non-Hmong"

05/02/2020
Hmong Cultural Center - WHO WE ARE

It is #GiveAtHomeMN week! Watch HCC's new video and considering making a gift to support this unique and vital organization on Give MN at the link below! https://youtu.be/uGT5tHMGpkg

Formed in 1992 and located in the Little Mekong district on the Green Line LRT at University Avenue near Western Avenue in Frogtown in Saint Paul, MN, Hmong ...

The next installment of the Hmong Cultural Center Museum's online exhibit Hmong Cultural Artifact Sketch Drawings by See...
04/18/2020

The next installment of the Hmong Cultural Center Museum's online exhibit Hmong Cultural Artifact Sketch Drawings by Seexeng Lee.

Qeej. Made with wood, bamboo, leather, metal, plastic and string, the Hmong Qeej consists of six bamboo tubes, which are curved and set into a wooden wind chest. Metal and leather-like bindings secure the pipes and bind the two portions of the wind chest together. The Qeej serves two purposes: 1) at Hmong funerals, its melody is used to guide the deceased person to the spirit world and 2) at festivals, young people perform it, displaying musical and acrobatic skills for entertainment.

Artwork by Seexeng Lee.

Hmong Cultural Center will continue pausing its in person English, Citizenship and other Adult Classes as well as youth ...
04/02/2020

Hmong Cultural Center will continue pausing its in person English, Citizenship and other Adult Classes as well as youth and other cultural programming until Monday, May 4, 2020 in response to state recommendations for social distancing due to the COVID-19 virus. We are offering enhanced online classes in English, Citizenship and Computer instruction. We are also making available an online museum exhibit and a new virtual library. We will post more information soon.

The next installment of the Hmong Cultural Center Museum's online exhibit Hmong Cultural Artifact Sketch Drawings by See...
03/30/2020
Hmong Cultural Center

The next installment of the Hmong Cultural Center Museum's online exhibit Hmong Cultural Artifact Sketch Drawings by Seexeng Lee.

Hmong Flute. Made of bamboo and brass reed, the Hmong flute instrument consists of a narrow bamboo tube with six finger holes in the front at the lower end and one open curve at the top end. The mouth is curved where the brass reed is inserted to produce melodies.

Artwork by Seexeng Lee.

Webpage of the Hmong Cultural Center of Saint Paul, MN.

The Hmong Cultural Center Museum is temporarily closed to the public along with the center but we would like to use this...
03/21/2020

The Hmong Cultural Center Museum is temporarily closed to the public along with the center but we would like to use this opportunity over the coming days to continue to share the treasures that are within! A number of years ago, HCC commissioned Artist Seexeng Lee to develop a sketch drawing series of 14 important traditional Hmong cultural objects. These sketch drawings now are incorporated in our museum exhibit space.

Mouth Harp (Ncas) - Made with brass, a bamboo case, and string. Young people used this instrument to communicate in secret during the courtship period.

Artwork by Seexeng Lee.

Hmong Cultural Center will be pausing its English, Citizenship and other Adult Classes as well as youth and other cultur...
03/16/2020

Hmong Cultural Center will be pausing its English, Citizenship and other Adult Classes as well as youth and other cultural programming until Monday, April 6, 2020 in response to state recommendations for social distancing due to the COVID-19 virus. We look forward to serving the community with these classes again in the near future.

The Hmong Cultural Center Museum is one of the top Hmong cultural destinations in Minnesota! https://www.exploreminnesot...
03/13/2020
Where to Find Hmong Culture & Cuisine in the Twin Cities

The Hmong Cultural Center Museum is one of the top Hmong cultural destinations in Minnesota! https://www.exploreminnesota.com/list/where-to-find-hmong-culture-cuisine-twin-cities?fbclid=IwAR1Pq-Z1O6oCnJm_lGkN5oy2Mu_mt47Y_QnkVi8HDiizLYYmKu32puTrVxI

As a young girl, getting ready for Minnesota’s Hmong New Year celebration in November was one of the most exciting times of the year. After laboring for months to make and gather my traditional Hmong clothes, my mother would wrap me in them so tightly I had to remember to breathe. Dozens of coins ...

We can help you find a job and learn skills to improve your resume, Work English, and even computer knowledge. We can al...
03/10/2020

We can help you find a job and learn skills to improve your resume, Work English, and even computer knowledge. We can also pick you up and drop off for class, all for FREE. Sign up for more information here: https://forms.gle/hwcVYFVZKBg5xvRg6

St. Paul City Councilman Dai Thao spoke to HCC's Civics/Citizenship Students on March 2, 2020.
03/04/2020

St. Paul City Councilman Dai Thao spoke to HCC's Civics/Citizenship Students on March 2, 2020.

St. Paul City Councilman Dai Thao spoke to HCC's Civics/Citizenship Students on March 2, 2020.

Did you know Hmong Cultural Center hosts the only Citizenship class taught in Hmong in Minnesota? The class for is for p...
03/03/2020

Did you know Hmong Cultural Center hosts the only Citizenship class taught in Hmong in Minnesota? The class for is for persons who meet the USCIS qualifications (due to age or medical reasons) to take the Citizenship test with a Hmong translator. Learn more here! http://www.saintpaulcitizenship.org/

St. Paul City Councilman Dai Thao visited the Civics and Citizenship classes @HCC March 2, 2020 to discuss how students ...
03/02/2020

St. Paul City Councilman Dai Thao visited the Civics and Citizenship classes @HCC March 2, 2020 to discuss how students can make their voices heard at different levels of government!

Chanthip Mixayvang passed the U.S. Citizenship test last week after taking a Citizenship class at HCC!
03/02/2020

Chanthip Mixayvang passed the U.S. Citizenship test last week after taking a Citizenship class at HCC!

Kalia Xiong is the latest HCC Citizenship class student to pass the U.S. Citizenship test! Congratulations to Kalia :)
02/27/2020

Kalia Xiong is the latest HCC Citizenship class student to pass the U.S. Citizenship test! Congratulations to Kalia :)

28 teachers from Blake School in Minneapolis toured the Hmong Cultural Center Museum and Library on February 14, 2020!
02/14/2020

28 teachers from Blake School in Minneapolis toured the Hmong Cultural Center Museum and Library on February 14, 2020!

Free computer classes @HCC. Tuesday and Thursday late afternoons and Friday mornings!
02/13/2020

Free computer classes @HCC. Tuesday and Thursday late afternoons and Friday mornings!

Congratulations to Tong Ger Vang. He has attended Citizenship classes at HCC for the past year and a half. This week Ton...
02/05/2020

Congratulations to Tong Ger Vang. He has attended Citizenship classes at HCC for the past year and a half. This week Tong Ger passed the U.S. Citizenship test!

Hmong Cultural Center is pleased to announce it has been awarded a microgrant from the Minnesota Humaniites Center for t...
01/30/2020

Hmong Cultural Center is pleased to announce it has been awarded a microgrant from the Minnesota Humaniites Center for the Hmong Cultural Center Museum Theater Project! The theater will involve an expansion of our museum space to screen classic Hmong historical documentaries for visitors and tour groups. This work is funded in part with money from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund that was created with the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.

Yae Vang has been studying Citizenship at HCC the past several months. On Jan. 23, 2020, Yae Vang passed the U.S. Citize...
01/27/2020

Yae Vang has been studying Citizenship at HCC the past several months. On Jan. 23, 2020, Yae Vang passed the U.S. Citizenship exam. Congratulations, Yae!

Save the Date! HCC will host the first Minnesota Qeej Festival, August 23, 2020 at Landmark Center, Saint Paul!
01/25/2020

Save the Date! HCC will host the first Minnesota Qeej Festival, August 23, 2020 at Landmark Center, Saint Paul!

Congratulations to Yeng Vang! She is the latest HCC Citizenship student to pass the U.S. Citizenship test!
01/24/2020

Congratulations to Yeng Vang! She is the latest HCC Citizenship student to pass the U.S. Citizenship test!

It was great to have a visit from a group of museum professionals and government officials from Iraq this week at the Hm...
01/23/2020

It was great to have a visit from a group of museum professionals and government officials from Iraq this week at the Hmong Cultural Center Museum!

This week, we are excited to host a group of visiting professionals from Iraq who are in Minnesota to take a closer look at preserving cultural heritage for minority communities. The group received a warm welcome from our partners at The Cedar Cultural Center, the Hmong Cultural Center of Minnesota, and the HMML Hill Museum & Manuscript Library at Saint John's University, which holds the world’s largest collection of resources for the study of manuscript cultures across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia. #ExchangesMatter

HCC will be closed Monday, January 20, 2020 in observation of the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. HCC will reopen Tuesda...
01/20/2020

HCC will be closed Monday, January 20, 2020 in observation of the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. HCC will reopen Tuesday morning, January 21 at 9 AM.

Congratulations to Ka Lu Moo. She has studied Citizenship at HCC the past several months and is now a U.S. Citizen!
01/15/2020

Congratulations to Ka Lu Moo. She has studied Citizenship at HCC the past several months and is now a U.S. Citizen!

HCC has a successful partnership with the Karen Ministry at First Baptist Church in St. Paul for a Friday night Citizens...
01/14/2020

HCC has a successful partnership with the Karen Ministry at First Baptist Church in St. Paul for a Friday night Citizenship class. Here are some recent graduates of the class who have successfully passed the U.S. Citizenship exam. Congratulations to all of them - Day Htoo, Le Lah, Peh Kwee and Tam Lahay Paw!

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

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 17:30
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:30
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:30
Thursday 09:00 - 18:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(651) 917-9937

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