Exhibit on Hmong People

Fri, 5 Jan 1996 16:51:18 -0500 (EST)

From: ellevy@othello.ucs.indiana.edu

For those of you in the Sacramento Valley/San Francisco Bay Area:

The Department of Anthropology at California State University, Sacramento
is sponsoring a unique exhibit on the Hmong. CSUS is one of five sites
(I can't remember the others around the country) chosen by the National
Endowment for the Humanities for this exhibit. The national exhibit is
titled Hmong in America: Refugees from a Secret War. Each site will have
the same pictures and text but will also feature a unique aspect of Hmong
life. The Anthro department went to the Hmong community and asked them
what they would like to show the Sacramento Area about Hmong culture.
The Hmong community chose to build a scale model of a Hmong house, which
is being built by the Hmong community in the museum space.

To the delight of the Hmong community this project is bringing together
elders and children working together. The exhibit runs f rom Jan 16 -
March 23.
On four separate Saturdays there will be special discussions in English
from 9 a.m. to noon and in Hmong from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. These
presentations will feature different aspects of the Hmong experience. To
register call (916) 635-6815.

The exhibit will be open from noon to 6 on Tues - Weds. and Sundays.
Group tours are available. Doecents are Hmong CSUS students. For more
info call 279-6337.

CSUS is my alma mater and the curator is a fello graduate of the anthro
program. Please go and see if you can and let me know how it is.

Elinor Levy
Folklore Institute