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Journey Through Time with Hmong Pandau

Join the Rhode Island Historical Society on Saturday, April 13th at 2pm for its annual Goff Lecture featuring members of the Hmong Rhode Island Association focused on the Hmong art form of Pandau.

Speakers will discuss the origins of the Hmong community in Rhode Island and the history, artistry, and importance of Hmong Pandau, intricately embroidered tapestries used to tell stories. Following the speaking portion of the program, guests will enjoy a traditional dance performed by a Hmong dance troupe, showcasing another medium of the community’s storytelling. Guests will also sample traditional Lao food from Thai Lan Xang restaurant in Johnston, including the Laos national dishes, larb and papaya salad.

Pandaus will be on view from the RIHS collection as well as from the Hmong Rhode Island Association. Additionally, Hmong artisans will have Pandaus available for purchase.

Tickets are required for this event. Tickets are $10 for members and $15 for non-members and are available here.


Apr 13
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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110 Benevolent Street
Providence, RI 02906 United States
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