Minnesota Historical Society resources about the history and culture of Minnesota’s Hmong people.
The Hmong — a distinct ethnic group with ancient roots in China—began coming to Minnesota in 1975 as refugees from the destructive wars that had ravaged their homelands in Laos. Today, there are more than 66,000 Hmong in Minnesota, and the Twin Cities metro is home to the largest concentration of Hmong in America.
For decades, the Hmong have made a profound impact on their adopted home of Minnesota. Over the years, MNHS has collaborated with the community to document this remarkable story by collecting oral histories, images, and artifacts, and by publishing books and articles on the Hmong experience.
Koomhaum Minnesota Historical Society cov khoom qhia txog keeb kwm thiab kab lis kev cai ntawm cov Hmoob nyob hauv Minnesota.
Hmoob—yog ib haiv neeg uas muaj keebkwm puag Suav Teb los—pib tsiv teb tsaws chaw tuaj rau xeev Minnesota nyob xyoo 1975 ua neeg thojnam los ntawm kev tsov rog uas tau tsim kev kub ntxhov rau lawv lub teb lub chaw nyob Lostsuas. Niaj hnub nim no, muaj coob tshaj 66,000 leej neeg Hmoob nyob hauv Minnesota, thiab nyob hauv Nroog Ntxaib yog thaj chaw uas cov Hmoob nyob Meskas Teb coob tshaj.
Tau ntau lub xyoo, Hmoob tau muaj txiaj ntsim rau lawv lub neej tshiab nyob hauv Minnesota. Tau ntau xyoo los no, lub koomhaum MNHS tau koom tes nrog rau lub zej lub zos los zwm cia Hmoob zaj dab neeg uas siv kev tshawb fawb kaw cov lus cia, khaws cov duab thiab teej tug, nrog rau kev luam tawm tej phau ntawv thiab ntaub ntawv sau txog Hmoob lub neej.
Explore the collections
We collect and share artifacts, photographs, and publications that tell the story of the Hmong in Minnesota. Find out how to donate an item to the MNHS collections.
Tshawb Saib Cov Khoom Teej Tug
Peb khaws thiab qhia txog cov qub txeeg qub teg, cov duab thiab ntaub ntawv txog Hmoob zaj dab neeg nyob Minnesota. Yog koj muaj qee yam xav muab pub tuaj rau peb, thov koj pab muab sau daim ntawv no kom tiav.
The Minnesota History Center’s Gale Family Library is free and open to the public and contains many books and articles about the Hmong Community.
Legacy Amendment Projects
Legacy Amendment grants provide funding for projects of enduring value that preserve and share Minnesota's history and cultural heritage.
In their own words
Audio, video, and transcripts of interviews with Hmong refugees about their experiences before and after their immigration to Minnesota.
The online encyclopedia MNopedia and the magazine Minnesota History both offer articles that document the experiences of Hmong people in Minnesota.
Just for students! Learn about the profound impact the Hmong have had on their adopted homeland in the last forty years.