February 9, 2017 - March 3rd, 2017
Understanding & Preserving History & Culture in MS Lebanese-American Community
Come join Southern Cultural Heritage Center as they host a month long traveling exhibit of The Lebanese in America project in Vicksburg, and a weekend oral history/archiving workshop. The project will provide a multi-faceted forum for the public to gain a deeper understanding of the shared history and experiences of the Lebanese-Americans in Mississippi and elsewhere. This will also give an opportunity to learn practical, ethical techniques to preserve the stories, photographs, and documents that make up the history of their communities.
SCHC will host the traveling exhibit starting February 9 - March 3, 2017. The weekend workshop will be held February 11-12, 2017.
Friday, February 10: The Lebanese in America opens at the Southern Cultural Heritage Center
Friday, February 17 5:00–7:00 pm: Opening reception at Southern Cultural Heritage Center
Saturday, February 18: Community Oral History Workshop
9:00 am: Welcome and Introductions with Dr. William Ferris and Dr. Akram Khater
9:15 am: Recording Your Past with Dr. Blair LM Kelley
10:45 am Digitizing for the Future with Caroline Muglia, MLS
12:00 pm Break for Lunch
1:30 pm Preserving Our Past: Oral History as a Valuable Tool for Exploring Our Roots, a panel and audience discussion facilitated by James G. Thomas, Jr. with Dr. Akram Khater, Bethany Chaney, and local guests.
3:00 pm Film Screening and Discussion: Cedars in the Pines
Monday, March 3rd: Closing date for The Lebanese in America
Southern Cultural Heritage Center, St. George Orthodox Church, Vicksburg, MS
Sponsored by North Carolina State University & MS Humanities Council
For more information:
Dr. Akram Khater-919-515-5058