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Cambodian American Heritage Museum and Killing Filed Memorial (CAHM)

In October 2004, CAI established the Cambodian American Heritage Museum & Killing Fields Memorial (CAHM), providing valuable sources for individual and groups, especially new generations, to understand what happened in Cambodia during 1970 - 1979:  The civil war, the aftermath, how it come about, and how survivors are now rebuilding their lives and culture.

The CAHM, which is the only memorial of its kind outside Cambodia, commemorates the lives of more than 2 million loved ones who were lost during Khmer Rouge regime. It offers space and opportunity for survivors to come together, to heal, and to release the emotional suffering from Khmer Rouge regime. 

The Museum is a place of celebration - a celebration of the triumphs of survivors, and the culture that was saved from near obliteration.  In the spirit of celebration,the CAHM offers classes in traditional Cambodian arts, music, dance, sculpture,and language.

The CAHM serves the community through preservation and advancement of Cambodian arts and culture, the promotion of genocide awareness and human rights, and the facilitation of healing for Cambodian genocide survivors.  


    Program Areas and Activities
  • Exhibition, Remembering the Killing Fields
  • Guided Tours and Dialogues
  • Genocide and Human Rights Awareness Workshops and Outreach
  • Annual Day of Remembrance Event
  • Cambodian Life History Documentation Project
  • Arts & Culture Program 
    • Khmer dance, music, language instructions
    • Performances, workshops, and outreach

Library & Archive
  •     Collection development and management
  •     Collection and dissemination of Cambodian health information and literature
Total Number of Visitors, and Workshop/Performance Participants in FY14: approx. 3,500

Museum Memorial

The Museum & Memorial serves as the Cambodian national principal institution in Illinois for examining the implication of Civil War inCambodia, especially the Khmer Rouge Regime 1975 – 1979, documenting the impact of the regime and exploring the continuing significance of the Civil War and Khmer Rouge regime.The Museum & Memorial is exhibited within archeological heart of all Cambodians ... Read more

Morodak & Gift shop

Our Gift Shop is to promote and enhance residential income, economic development and job opportunity for Cambodians, especially handicrafts men in Cambodia.All net proceeds from our sales are dedicated to developing and sustaining the Museum & Memorial. Thank your for helping to build a lasting place for remembrance, reflection, and learning for years to come.... Read more