“A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.” -Kahlil Gibran
No exhibit is complete without content composed and curated as tools for education, information and imagination. We tell the story of the Lebanese experience in North Carolina through several mediums: home movies, images, objects, and oral histories. Using a diversity of communication tools has allowed us to reach a broad audience from community members to students of all ages. The story told through the museum exhibit will be based on four major themes:
Within those themes, we will have sub-themes including childhood, marriage, politics, kinship, life ways and a lot more! We are telling the story of transmigration from the first Lebanese to arrive in North Carolina to talking with the most recent immigrants. We will be using the online archive of primary sources generously donated by the community along with historical documents we uncovered in our own research to create an interactive exhibit.
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