Hue, the former capital of Vietnam and often called its cultural center, is a coastal city located on the beautiful Perfume River. It is also one of New Haven’s seven Sister Cities, a relationship that was established in 1994 and celebrated with a visit from the Mayor of Hue the following year.
This June, Barbara Lamb, New Haven’s Director of Cultural Affairs and president of New Haven Sister Cities, made her first visit to Hue. The public is invited to hear about her trip and to learn more about the Sister Cities project.
“I had no idea what to expect when I got off the plane in Hue, but I was so excited to finally be there. It was such a contrast from Ho Chi Minh City, which I’d just left in southern Vietnam. And while it is so different from New Haven, Hue is, in many way, very similar — small and welcoming, yet cosmopolitan and engaging.
With UNESCO world heritage sites and an interesting imperial history, this former capital city has great architecture, lots of culture, strong educational institutions and friendly people.
Four days was not nearly enough time for all I needed to learn about this interesting place.” — Barbara Lamb
New Haven Public Library, is located at 133 Elm St. All are welcome at this even and there is free parking on across Temple Street from the library.