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

No Cost

Sponsored by North Carolina State University & MS Humanities Council

For more information:
Dr. Akram Khater-919-515-5058