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Lebanese Symposium in October

Historic photo of Lebanese family in Georgetown
Thu, 08/30/2018

Over a century ago, Georgetown became the home of Lebanese immigrants establishing a new life in a new country and, for subsequent generations, the Lebanese culture has been an integral part of the area.  To celebrate that rich heritage, the Georgetown County Library will host a Lebanese Legacy Symposium at the Waccamaw Neck Branch Library at 41 St. Paul Place, Pawleys Island, SC. 

The event will commence on Friday, October 26 at 7 pm with the premiere of a documentary based on oral interviews featuring a dozen South Carolina Lebanese families linked to Georgetown County.  Then, beginning at 9am on Saturday, October 27, scholars will present topics ranging from history to religion, music to cuisine.  Also included will be an exhibit on Lebanese contributions to American life. 

These free activities are all made possible by a grant from South Carolina Humanities.  They are the result of a collaboration of the Georgetown County Library and the Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies at NC State University, headed by Dr. Akram Khater. All activities are free, but reservations are required. Please call (843) 545-3316 to reserve your spot.