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The Minnesota Historical Society preserves and makes available a wide range of materials chronicling Minnesota's history and culture. The goals of the Collections Department are to collect and preserve; provide access and interpretation; and engage in education and outreach. This blog is a tool to share these stories and let people know what is happening in the department.

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By: Lori Williamson | Item of the Day | May 19, 2022

In celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage month, we want to be sure to mention communities from Southeast Asian as well. 
This photograph shows Vietnamese immigrants playing cards in the house of Mr. Chinh Dao of St. Paul, 1978.

Learn more about the history of immigration to Minnesota here: