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A Message from our Director

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As we draw near to the final days of the Cedars in the Pines exhibit at the NC Museum of History (closing August 31), I wanted to update you on some exciting news about the project.

1. Move to Tryon Palace: After closing in Raleigh, we will take the exhibit to the Tryon Palace in New Bern! The exhibit will open on September 12th and remain there until mid-December. You are all (but especially those of you in Eastern North Carolina) invited to attend the opening reception. Please find the invitation and instructions for RSVP below.

2. Funding: Moving the exhibit New Bern, and making it accessible to the folks living in the eastern part of the state, is costing us $15,000. We have raised close to $8,000, but we still need your support in raising the remaining $7,000. Your previous support has allowed us to bring the story of the Lebanese in North Carolina to thousands of visitors at the NC Museum of History. Your continued support will help us bring the same story to many others in the state. So, please take a moment now and go to our website and click on the DONATE button to send in your contributions. We take checks as well as credit cards. Please do so this week as we are in urgent needs of those funds. Thank you!

3. Newsletter: Some of your may be wondering about the July/August issue of the Lebanese in NC newsletter. We are in the final stages of some exciting changes to the program that will be announced on October 14th. Given this major change, we have decided to wait on releasing the new issues until later in September. So, stay tuned for that as well as for the major announcement. Check out the Newsletter archive in the meantime!

Thank you again for your continued support!

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