Saturday June 9, 2018
exhibit celebrating Somali strength and resilience in Minnesota is
expected to kick off in the next few weeks at the Minnesota History
The exhibit is titled "Somalis + Minnesota".
Performance and multi-media artists Ifrah Mansour has lived in
Minnesota for 19 years and said she is pleased to see the Minnesota
History Center, "reflecting our community."
"People might not know what we have experienced," she said. "People don't have a direct way of getting to know us."
She said that can change by this first of its kind exhibit.
Some of the artifacts were brought in from Somalia just for the
exhibit, including an Aqal Soomaali, a traditional home used by nomads.
"Our vision and goal is to educate the Minnesotans with the Somali
culture," Osman Ali, founder and executive director of the Somali Museum
of Minnesota, said. "At the same time, to educate the young generation
who were born and raised here."
"Somalis + Minnesota" is expected to open on June 23.