Current Exhibitions

The Center for Hmong Studies is home to a rotating display of informative and engaging exhibitions, offering a rare and fascinating insight into the diversity and richness of the Hmong history and cultures. Our exhibits feature objects from our collection, such as traditional handmade clothing and textiles, jewelry, handicraft and household tools, historical documents, photos as well as ritual and religious artifacts.

Currently, we are displaying some of the panels from the Minnesota Historical Society’s recently closed, We Are Hmong Minnesota Exhibit, enhancing it with our collection to make this exhibit informative and educational for those with interest in learning about the Hmong history, culture, and language.

We also have two online/virtual exhibits featuring textiles and artifacts that we recently acquired through a grant funded in part by the Minnesota Humanities Center with money
from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund that was created with the vote of the people of
Minnesota on November 4, 2008. You can view this exhibit by clicking these two links:

Visit to the Center for Hmong Studies’ museum and archives are free and open to the public.  Our public hours are:

Mondays and Wednesdays  from 9 am – noon, 2 pm – 3:30 pm.
Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 9 am – noon, 1 pm – 3:30 pm.
Weekend tour by appointment only. 

To schedule a private tour and other hours not designated above, please contact Lee Pao Xiong at 651-641-8870 or  It is highly recommended that you schedule your visit before coming. The Center for Hmong Studies is located in the lower level of the Concordia University, St. Paul Library.