The Việt Museum

From the ashes of history, we preserve memory.

Embracing our glorious past, we dedicate it into eternity.

The Museum of the Boat People and the Republic of Vietnam, also known as the Việt Museum, was established to display a valuable collection of artifacts, documents, and books related to the experiences of Vietnamese refugees, or “boat people,” and the former Republic of Vietnam. These were entrusted to the museum by donors from around the world.

The museum preserves these items and stories for future generations so that visitors will be able to recognize the humanity of the Vietnamese refugees who risked their lives in search of freedom after the fall of South Vietnam in April of 1975, and to appreciate the legacy of the Vietnamese diaspora.

The museum encourages visitors to reflect upon the sufferings and heroism of the Vietnam War, and it seeks to memorialize those who fought and died for freedom.