The Lao Heritage Foundation (LHF) is based in the Washington, DC area as a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) public charity with the mission to preserve and promote Lao culture.
Below are descriptions of our programs:
Our cultural promotion events include exhibitions of Prince Nithakong Somsanith's artwork at various art galleries and public venues in Washington, D.C., Seattle, and San Francisco. We hold cultural events to coincide with important festivals, such as the end of Buddhist lent (Boun Lai Heu Fai/Loy Katong). Our cultural promotion at the World Bank highlighted Laos' ethnic and cultural diversity. These events are as festive as they are educational.
LHF collaborates with other organizations whose missions are compatible with that of our own. Such organizations are Kinnaly Troupe of Seattle, Puang Champa (a Luang Prabang-based troupe of embroiderers, musicians, dancers, and instrument makers), the Lao American Women Association (LAWA) of Washington D.C., and the Laotian Community Center (LCC) of Rhode Island. We also collaborate with organizations that seek to promote cultures of the world, namely Asia Society, the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation, and the Asian American Forum.
How You Can Help
Lao culture is rich in history, tradition, art, and folklore. It is unfortunately in urgent need of preservation. We ask for your generous support by volunteering, making donations, purchasing our merchandise, attending our events, and becoming a member. We invite all to join us in celebrating our heritage. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.