Stories From 2013

Oct 7, 2013

Museum Update 3: Oral Histories

This post was written by guest blogger Darby Reiners, an MA Candidate in Public History at NC State University. This summer Katie Vanhoy, Kathy Gleditsch, and I worked on going through the oral history collection for the Cedars in the […]

Oct 3, 2013

International Festival this weekend

It’s that time again, for the International Festival of Raleigh held this weekend, October 4-6 at the Raleigh Convention Center.  Here’s a helpful festival map. The Festival is presented by International Focus, Inc., a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization with the […]

Sep 30, 2013

Museum Update 2: Gaming!

Guest Blogger, Mandy Benter Mandy is currently developing a game centered around the Lebanese peddler experience within North Carolina at the beginning of the 20th century. Additionally, Mandy is working directly with NC Museum of History staff in creating fun 1 hour workshops […]

Sep 24, 2013

Museum Update 1: Progress!

We’ve got a lot happening on the museum front! Here we’ll introduce a few team members and let you know the steps we are taking to pull it all together! Guest blogger, Margie Merod, Assistant Director, Lebanese in North Carolina […]

Sep 19, 2013

Syria Discussion at NCSU!

Dear Friends, Dr. Akram Khater will be moderating a discussion forum about the Syria crisis. The format will be a short introduction followed by Q&A from the audience. As the moderator, Dr. Khater will ensure that there is a civil discussion […]

Sep 19, 2013

What’s happening with the exhibit?

Hello friendly community! For the last year, the team here at the Khayrallah Program for Lebanese-American Studies has been working to develop, plan, design, draft and envision a full-scale exhibit to be housed at the NC Museum of History (pictured […]

Sep 17, 2013

Our Director in National Geographic!

Dr. Akram Khater, the Director of the Khayrallah Program for Lebanese-American Studies is at it again. In case you’re wondering, we’re not certain he sleeps either! This time he provides some historical background for the Syrian-American community. As many of […]

Sep 4, 2013

Freakonomics: Lebanese Most Successful Immigrants in the World

Freakonomics, the podcast, inspired by the 2009 best-selling book of the same name, recently tackled the question: Who are the most successful immigrants in the world? Now, this is a tough question, as you may imagine. But, they attempted to […]

Aug 15, 2013

Lebanese in Kansas

Remember the post about the Lebanese in Kansas (here) where we featured the work of historian Dr. Jay Price? Well, he and his colleague, Sue Abdinnour wrote an article entitled “Family, Ethnic Entrepreneurship and the Lebanese of Kansas” that is […]

Jul 29, 2013

Helen Thomas, 1920-2013

He left his home in Tripoli, Syrian now Tripoli, Lebanon, in the 1890s as a teenager. He had only a few cents in his pocket and a talisman containing the traveler’s prayer around his neck. This month, longtime White House […]