Museum Exhibitions and Events

Hmong Reflections: Stories of Our Own

Grand Opening Reception January 26, 2017 from 4:30-6:00 pm.

Exhibition Dates: Open January 10 - July 27, 2017 - Tuesdays through Saturdays 11-3 (closed January 14th and 21st).  Call 898-5397 to schedule a free school or group tour today!

We all want to know where we came from and where we are going; to reflect on our history and consider our future.

The story of the Hmong is one of survival and transition; it is a search for freedom.  Hmong culture, history, and identity is shaped by a myriad of hardships and triumphs experienced in Laos and Southeast Asia as well as the United States. Through the narratives of multiple generations of Hmong Americans, told from their own perspectives, this exhibition explores the changing lives of the Hmong people. The stories found here are of strength, courage, determination, dignity, and community. They are reflections of the Hmong – thinking back and looking forward.

Experience the journey.

Story cloth poster for Hmong REflections exhibition.

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Explore the Museum's Collection Online

Graduate student Bella Quijano has completed part of her Master's Thesis - an online exhibition featuring 3D images of the museum's collection of hats from around the world!  Click on the poster image below to see the museum's first ever online exhibit, Hats, Caps and Headdresses: Headpieces from around the World

Be sure to fill out the survey at the end of the exhibit.  Your feedback will help Bella compile data for her thesis! 

Image of a hat from Borneo and the title of the online exhibit, Hats, Caps and Headdresses: Headpieces from Aroudn the World.

Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology

Museum Hours

January 10, 2017-July 27, 2017 Tuesday-Saturday 11-3

Closed between exhibitions.  See exhibition schedule for specific dates.

Note: The Museum of Anthropology is completely wheelchair accessible.

Our Location

The museum is located in the Meriam Library complex, next to the Janet Turner Museum

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Museum of Anthropology
CSU, Chico 95929-0400

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anthromuseum@csuchico.edu
Phone: 530-898-5397

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