Arab American National Museum
The Arab American National Museum, located in
Dearborn, Michigan, is the first of its kind and opened May 5 2005.
The museum features two permanent exhibits. The first floor features the contributions of the
Arabcivilization to science, medicine, mathematics, architecture, and the decorative arts. The second floor focuses on the Arab experience in America, including a gallery about prominent Arab-Americans such as Ralph Naderand Helen Thomasand displays of documents and artifacts from Arab Americans related to immigration and the immigration process.
Construction of the museum cost $15 million. Donors included
Chrysler, General Motors, the Rockefeller Foundation, Saudi Arabiaand Qatar. [Harry Mount. [http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2005/07/23/npoll223.xml Islam's US faithful are happy to embrace the American dream] , Daily Telegraph, July 23 2005.]
* [http://www.arabamericanmuseum.org/ Website]
* [https://www.accesscommunity.org/index.cfm?location=100&subsectionid=185 Museum information] from ACCESS (
Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services)
* [http://criticalmoment.org/issue11/cmissue11.pdf Article reviewing the opening of the museum]
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