Learn about Wisconsin’s vibrant Hmong community and how the Hmong people have become an important part of the fabric of the state through this temporary exhibit at the Wisconsin Historical Museum.
The Hmong overcame adversity as they fled war-torn Laos in the wake of the Vietnam War to establish a new life in Wisconsin. Together, this community has built support systems to preserve their traditions and to help one another as they enrolled in schools, started businesses, and strove for independence. While their shared experience and history of perilous journeys, refugee camps, and discrimination will never be forgotten, these tragedies do not define them. The Hmong story is a story of survival and hope as they have become an important part of Wisconsin communities.
This exhibit features stories of Hmong visionaries such as Kashoua Kristy Yang, the nation’s first Hmong American female judge; Diane Vang Miss Hmong Madison 2013; Ka Yeng Vue, the first Hmong American conservation warden at the Wisconsin DNR; and more. It also features artifacts including a Hmong story cloth, a Paj Ntaub (flower cloth), and a handmade baby carrier.
Learn more about this exhibit.
Included in the Museum's admission. The Wisconsin Historical Museum is free and open to the public; donations are appreciated.SUGGESTED DONATION
Child (5-12): $3
About the Location
Four floors of changing exhibit galleries, permanent exhibits, and the museum store; located on Madison's Capitol Square.
Wisconsin Historical Museum
30 N Carroll St
Madison, WI 53703
The site is fully accessible to visitors requiring a wheelchair for mobility.
For more information, please contact the Wisconsin Historical Museum at (608) 264-6555 or firstname.lastname@example.org.