Category Archives: Artifact of the Month

Happy Halloween with Kathy Najimy

How do you celebrate Halloween? One of my favorite Halloween traditions is to sit down with a bowl of popcorn and watch Hocus Pocus, the 1993 movie about three witches from Salem, Massachusetts who come back to life to terrorize … Continue reading

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Artifacts as Memories of Home

We recently received a very interesting collection from a donor in Houston, Texas. The collection consists of three large photographs from Syria and Palestine, brought to the U.S. by a family that immigrated in the 1960s. Two of the photographs … Continue reading

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Oral History Project in Memphis

Earlier this month, AANM staff attended the 2015 convention of the Southern Federation of Syrian and Lebanese American Clubs in Memphis to record oral histories and digitize family photographs for our Family History Archive. The event was a huge success, … Continue reading

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Happy 10th Anniversary, AANM

Did you know the Arab American National Museum turned 10 years old this month? We’ve had 10 years of fascinating exhibits and exciting events in our building, and we are celebrating this whole year! Learn more about our many upcoming events … Continue reading

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Casey Kasem and Scooby Doo

Happy Birthday to Casey Kasem! Kasem, who sadly passed away last summer, was born Kemal Amen Kasem in Detroit on April 27 in 1932. He was born to Lebanese Druze parents who had immigrated to Michigan. He grew up interested … Continue reading

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Spring Break at the AANM

Guest post by Jharina Pascual, 2nd year master’s  student from the University of Michigan School of Information. Jharina volunteered in the AANM curatorial department from March 2-6, 2015 as a part of an Alternative Spring Break program. My Facebook page was already beginning to … Continue reading

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Valentines from the AANM

Happy Valentine’s Day from the Arab American National Museum! This is a month for celebrating love in all forms, and we have some great artifacts to share from our collection on that topic. First up is this adorable Valentine’s card from … Continue reading

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