A new exhibit at the Minnesota History Center highlights the Hmong experience in Minnesota. “We Are Hmong” opens Saturday and is free with general admission to the center. Wameng Moua, the center’s Hmong cultural advisor, says the exhibit is designed for young and old alike.
It’s a special weekend for Minnesota’s Hmong community. Friday is the beginning of a three-day Hmong New Year event at the St. Paul RiverCentre. Organizers say they expect about 20-000 – 30,000 people Friday, but many more during the rest of the weekend.
In many ways, Maly Lee and Mason are just like any other mother and young son. But in other ways, their relationship is very different. Maly and her husband are part parents, part caregivers for their 20-month-old, who was born with serious birth defects and other issues, all related to a rare genetic disorder called Fanconi Anemia.