THJH article is here

Thanks to the  Tarheel Junior Historian Association and NC Museum of History‘s magazine department for allowing us to collaborate on the latest issue of The Tarheel Junior Historian (THJH).

The article “Lebanon, North Carolina, and Food!: One Family’ Story of Immigration and Success” follows the George family beginning with Moses George’s immigration to the United States and his move to North Carolina; to Alex and Lee George, his sons who took over and grew the business; and finally to his grandson Boyd George growing the family business into one of the largest in North Carolina, Lowe’s Foods.

Click on each page to enlarge.

The article also includes inserts about Lebanese food influenced by North Carolina agriculture and a great infographic created by students of NC State University’s College of Design that displays the demographics of the Lebanese community in the state.

Photos courtesy of the George family and Salem family who have contributed greatly to this project and countless others.

Reprinted with permission from Tar Heel Junior Historian 53, no. 2 (Spring 2014): 29–31, copyright North Carolina Museum of History.   

Exhibit heading to New Bern

After a huge success at NC Museum of History in Raleigh, Cedars in the Pines is moving to its next temporary home at Tryon Palace in New Bern. From this Friday, September 12 through December 14, visitors to the interactive exhibit will learn about the history of Lebanese immigrants to North Carolina starting in the 1890s until today.

Reserve your spot at the opening reception today!

The exhibit will be displayed in the Duffy Exhibition Gallery and is free to the public. For more information, contact Tryon.

Check it out and let us know what you think!

Upcoming Event: IdEA Diaspora Tour


U.S. Special Representative for Global Partnerships Andrew O’ Brien

Thursday, September 11

Talley Student Center, NC State University

5:30pm – 7:30pm

The Diaspora Tour is coming NC State University and the Khayrallah Center for Lebanese-American Studies is involved. As we mentioned in June, the International diaspora Engagement Alliance (IdEA) is on a tour across the United States to promote diaspora-centered initiatives. What better place to come than the Triangle area of North Carolina! IdEA

promotes and supports diaspora-centered initiatives in investment & entrepreneurship, philanthropy, volunteerism, and innovation in countries and regions of diaspora origin. IdEA is a non-partisan, non-profit organization that engages global diaspora communities, the private sector, civil society, and public institutions in collaborative efforts to support economic and social development.

Join the Khayrallah Program and the diaspora community for this great event!