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Somalis + Minnesota at the Minnesota History Center
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 9:45 AM

Somalis + Minnesota
Somalis + Minnesota

Minnesota History Center

3rd Floor Gallery
June 23, 2018—June 9 2019
Included with admission

See this new exhibit on Somali history and culture, developed in partnership with the Minnesota Historical Society and the Somali Museum of Minnesota, which houses a collection of more than 700 pieces and offers a wide range of educational programs about Somali traditional culture at the museum and throughout the region.

Told through immersive settings, artifacts, photos, and first-hand accounts, the exhibit tells the story of Somali immigrants, their arrival in their newly adopted home of Minnesota, and the successes and struggles they have faced.

See and celebrate the story of Somali culture, from traditional life in Africa, through the massive migration that began in the 1990s, to today’s large, well-established Minnesota Somali community.

  • Visit an Aqal Soomaali, a reconstructed nomadic hut imported from Somalia.
  • Learn how to load a camel for travel across the desert.
  • Learn about Somalia's history through a rare collection of photographs and objects, brought to life through commentary by Somali historians now living in Minnesota.
  • Meet Somali Minnesotans from across the state through videos and interactive photo panels.
Somalis + Minnesota