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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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The Youth//Dhallinyarada

At the end of July, we opened a new exhibit in one of our temporary galleries. The Youth//Dhallinyarada is a photography exhibition by Mohamed Mumin featuring the stories and photographs of 13 Somali American men living in Minneapolis. The goal … 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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A. Joseph Howar Collection

For January’s Artifact of the Month, I thought I would highlight the A. Joseph Howar Collection, which came to the museum last summer. A few items from the collection have already been added to the museum’s Living in America exhibit, and … Continue reading

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Rosemary Hakim’s Christmas Cards

It’s time for another Artifact of the Month! In honor of the upcoming holidays, I thought I would share some historical Christmas cards that are in our Rosemary Hakim collection. Ms. Hakim won the inaugural “Miss Lebanon-America” pageant in 1954, which … Continue reading

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