Chaldean museum spans 5,000 miles, 5,000 years

Weam Namou, executive director, Chaldean Cultural Center.

The Arab American News describes the key role that a first-of-its kind museum in Michigan is playing in preserving the heritage of one of the world’s oldest cultures.

The Detroit area’s Chaldean community, which has largely transplanted itself from northern in search of opportunity and freedom, has also created a vital bridge that spans 5,000 miles and 5,000 years.

The article describes how the Chaldean Cultural Center was created and how it keep the heritage alive.

Having fled their native lands, Chaldean Catholics have brought their culture with them and spared it from the destruction that was intended for it in Iraq.

The museum’s executive director, author Weam Namou, credited the foresight of community leaders who planned and built the center at the Shenandoah Country Club in West Bloomfield Township, Michigan. She said the importance of preserving the community‚Äôs heritage has never been clearer than it is today.

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