Wisconsin Historical Museum’s ‘Hmong in Wisconsin’ exhibit offers opportunity to learn about Hmong history

Learn about Wisconsin’s vibrant Hmong community and how the Hmong people have become an important part of the fabric of the state through this temporary exhibit at the Wisconsin Historical Museum.

The Hmong overcame adversity as they fled war-torn Laos in the wake of the Vietnam War to establish a new life in Wisconsin. Together, this community has built support systems to preserve their traditions and to help one another as they enrolled in schools, started businesses, and strove for independence. While their shared experience and history of perilous journeys, refugee camps, and discrimination will never be forgotten, these tragedies do not define them. The Hmong story is a story of survival and hope as they have become an important part of Wisconsin communities.