Explore Hmong history and heritage in La Crosse through this guided tour of the Hmong Diaspora exhibit located on the second floor of the La Crosse Public Library. Local experts will take you through the history of Story Cloths, textiles, and artifacts as they pertain to the migration of the Hmong. From across rivers to refugee camps and the long journey to settlement in Wisconsin, this exhibit brings personal and local stories to the forefront. This walking tour is cultivated to bring depth and dimension to the vibrancy of the Hmong community here in La Crosse.
For this tour, we will be meeting at the La Crosse Public Library Main Branch first floor near the Circulation Desk.
Bio: Mai Tia Yang is a local textile expert on Hmong embroidery, story cloths, textiles, and clothing. Her expertise comes from three decades of collecting rare and vintage Hmong textiles.
More events in this series:
- 1/22 Hmong Diaspora Exhibit: Opening Reception
- 1/29 Hmong Diaspora: A Spotlight Collection Exhibit Guided Tour
- 2/7 Exploration of the Hmong Folklore Dab Pog and Xwb Kab: The Origin of Hmong Spiritual Beliefs
- 2/21 A Cloth Story: The History of Hmong People Through Textiles