Cambodians In Amherst:The history of the Khmer Community

This exhibit starts May 11, 2024 at the Amherst History Museum.

About the Exhibit

In the early 1980’s members of the Amherst community organized to give refuge to survivors of the Khmer Rouge genocide in Cambodia. Faith communities and their partners helped many Cambodian families escape the desperate circumstances they faced in refugee camps in Southeast Asia and resettle in Amherst. This exhibit tells the story of the courage and compassion of both communities,  the journeys they took rebuild lives destroyed by war and genocide, and the positive effects they had on the people and the town of Amherst.

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