After 1975 a great many Vietnamese refugees found their way to Iowa, some of them to Perry. In later years Southeast Asians from Laos and Cambodia and other parts of that region have joined them, bringing their own unique cultures and crafts. Iowa is now sister state to Malaysian state of Kuala Terengganu. This room honors those immigrants.
Some of the special features in this room consist of a Southeast Asian wedding chest and some Filipino baskets as well. Also in the room you'll find two Indonesian shadow-puppets, a gift given by Paul Marshall. Another fantastic feature of this room is the beautiful collection of Hmong needlework created by an Iowa woman named Susan Her. This elegant needlework represents the Hmong tribe's superb skill and precision in embroidery. Some of the cloths that you'll find in the room are referred to as "story cloths" and they were created by the Hmong to tell stories of war, migration, and resettlement.
- King Bed
- Adjoins 218
- Handicap Accessible
- Shower Only