Location where Uncle Ho used to live and work in US

Monday, 22/05/2023 10:14
On the occasion of the 133rd birthday of President Ho Chi Minh (May 19, 1890-19/5/2023), the delegation of Vietnamese representatives in New York led by Ambassador Dang Hoang Giang, Head of the Permanent Delegation of Vietnam at the United Nations (UN), and the delegation of the Ministry of Public Security led by Major General and Deputy Minister Le Van Tuyen, visited the Omni Parker House Hotel in Boston (US), where Uncle Ho worked from 1911-1913.
The Omni Parker House Hotel General Manager, Mr. John Murtha (2nd, right), introduces two types of Massachusetts brand cakes "Parker House rolls" and "Boston Cream Pie" that Uncle Ho used to make on the marble table. (Photo: VNA)

Congratulating the Vietnamese delegations, General Manager John Murtha introduced a number of documents and artifacts related to President Ho Chi Minh, especially the marble table where he used to work as a baker and in charge of a bakery (pastry chef) according to some recipes still used by the hotel today.

Emotionally reviewing President Ho Chi Minh's great journey to find a way to save the country, including meaningful days in the cities of Boston and New York, Ambassador Dang Hoang Giang expressed his respect and appreciation for the The Omni Parker House hotel’s help in preserving an important relic associated with his life and career. The Ambassador thanked the management of the hotel over the years for welcoming many high-ranking delegations and all levels of Vietnam to visit; and expressed his hope that this precious heritage will continue to be promoted, contributing to honoring the great leader, national liberation hero, world cultural celebrity, and at the same time contributing to the development of Vietnam – US relations.

Boston city, Massachusetts state, was one of the destinations in President Ho Chi Minh's journey to find a way to save the country, where he studied history and learned about the struggle for independence, freedom and unification of the American people, directly witnessing and supporting the African-American movement for equal rights.

The Omni Parker House Hotel, inaugurated in 1855, is recognized as America's oldest continuously operating hotel. Located opposite the old town hall, close to the cultural center of Boston and not far from the prestigious Harvard University, this hotel is where many celebrities of the US and Massachusetts have frequented or used to visit, including former Presidents John F. Kennedy and Bill Clinton./.

Compiled by BTA