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Mohamed Essa

Somalian Immigrant and Community Worker

Born: Yemen
Heritage: Somali

Faiza Jama

Mother, Somali refugee, speaker of three languages, Head Start teacher, Edison High school graduate

Born: Hargeysa, Somalia
Heritage: Somalia

Valerie Tran

Vietnamese refugee "boat person", University of MN social psychology graduate, Program Director of Vietnamese social services program in St. Paul, MN

Born: Saigon, Vietnam
Heritage: Vietnamese

Khoua Xiong

Hmong Teen Immigrant from the Vietnam War in Laos

Born: San Quan, Laos
Heritage: Laotian

Steve Xiong

Hmong Refugee from Laos & Bilingual Education Teacher

Born: Laos
Heritage: Hmong

Chia Yang

Hmong Oral Historian & Author

Born: Laos
Heritage: Hmong

News & Events

Cashton, WI - 8th Grade Leadership will host a Cashton Community Celebration in honor of Mrs. Marian Sullivan Schwarz’s 104th Birthday at the Cashton Community Hall on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM.  

Community Celebration of Place is partnering with Little Free Library on Saturday, May 21, in Minneapolis, Minnesota for the first-ever Little Free Library Festival.

Join highly acclaimed author Kent Nerburn and Larry Long, Executive Director of Community Celebration of Palce for an evening of songs, stories and music.

Save Our History!

During 2017-2018, it is a primary program of Community Celebration of Place to transfer their collection into archives that will be open to the public for generations to come

We can not do this work without you.


My heartfelt thanks to Larry Long and all the voices from which our history continues to generate encouragement, enthusiasm and wisdom.

Arlo Guthrie, Songwriter, Son of Woody Guthrie

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