Learn about Hmong history and culture in Minnesota during a free February event series, “Exploring History and Culture in Central Minnesota – Hmong Cultural Center.” Hosted via Zoom each Saturday in February, this is a partnership project of the Benton, Morrison, Sherburne and Stearns county historical societies. The series seeks to create greater understanding and awareness of cultures that have been and still are part of central Minnesota and its history.
This year’s programming comes from the Hmong Cultural Center (HCC) in St. Paul, a nonprofit organization dedicated to celebrating and nourishing Hmong culture and to enhancing cross-cultural awareness. The programs will be presented by HCC’s director of programs, Dr. Mark Pfeifer, and executive director, Txongpao Lee. A traveling exhibit from the Hmong Cultural Center Museum will be available for public viewing at each site on a revolving basis for two weeks in February.
February 4, 11 am – Hmong 101: Weddings & Funerals
February 11, 11 am – Hmong 101: Traditional Hmong Beliefs about Health and Medicine
February 18, 11 am – Hmong 101: Folk Arts Traditions
February 25, 11 am – Hmong 101: Minnesota Milestones
Hmong Cultural Center Museum Traveling Exhibit on view:
*Please note the new address of the Benton County Historical Society!*
The 2023 event series is sponsored by Sourcewell, Wingnut Tattoo, Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union and Bezek Family Dentistry. Support also comes from the Hmong Student Organization at St. Cloud State University.