Journey Through Time with Hmong Pandau

  • April 13, 2024 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Aldrich House

    110 Benevolent Street
    Providence, Rhode Island 02906
Ticket Price $10.00-$15.00 This event is now over

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.

Date & Time

Sat, Apr 13, 2024 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Venue Details

Aldrich House

110 Benevolent Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02906 Aldrich House
Rhode Island Historical Society

The Rhode Island Historical Society, the state's oldest and only statewide historical organization, is dedicated to honoring, interpreting and sharing Rhode Island's past to enrich the present and inspire the future. Founded in 1822, the RIHS is an advocate for history as a means to develop empathy and 21st  -century skills, using its historical materials and knowledge to explore topics of timeless relevance and public interest. As a Smithsonian Affiliate, it is dedicated to providing high-quality, accessible public programming and educational opportunities for all Rhode Islanders through its four sites: the John Brown House Museum, the Museum of Work & Culture, the Mary Elizabeth Robinson Research Center and the Aldrich House.

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