Vietnamese Americans in the National Museum of American History
March 20, 2007
May, 17, 2006
Head to Toe: Vietnamese Americans in the National Museum of American History Collections
Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Presidential Reception Suite
National Museum of American History
14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
Franklin Odo, Curator in Work and Industry at the National Museum of American History, will describe clothing worn by Vietnamese refugee Catherine Hann when she left Vietnam after the fall of Saigon in 1975. Like many others, Hann subsequently worked in a nail salon – her uniform is also in our collection.
At the other end of the immigrant community spectrum, we have a pair of high fashion shoes from Taryn Rose, founded by a Vietnamese American orthopedist designer. During the program, Dr. Odo will discuss Vietnamese American history over the past three decades.