“Boston’s Little Syria” exhibition tour and reception, Saturday, April 20, 2024

A tour of the Boston’s Little Syria exhibition and a reception with refreshments will be held in the Grossmann Gallery on the fifth floor of the Healey Library on Saturday, April 20, 2024, from 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Curators Chloe Bordewich and Lydia Harrington will share reflections on their ongoing research project. The tour and reception are free and open to the public.

Boston’s Little Syria takes viewers on a journey through Boston’s little-known first Arab neighborhood. Located in what is now Chinatown and the South End, Little Syria became home to immigrants fleeing blight and violence in Ottoman-controlled Syria and Mount Lebanon. The exhibition will be open through May 31, 2024. 

Boston’s Little Syria is sponsored by the Syrian American Council, the Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library and the Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Department at University of Massachusetts Boston.

For additional information on Boston’s Little Syria, visit bostonlittlesyria.org.

The Grossmann Gallery is open during Healey Library hours.

University Archives and Special Collections in the Joseph P. Healey Library at UMass Boston collects materials related to the university’s history, as well as materials that reflect the institution’s urban mission and strong support of community service, notably in collections of records of urban planning, social welfare, social action, alternative movements, community organizations, and local history related to neighboring communities.

University Archives and Special Collections welcomes inquiries from individuals, organizations, and businesses interested in donating materials of an archival nature that that fit within our collecting policy. These include manuscripts, documents, organizational archives, collections of photographs, unique publications, and audio and video media. For more information about donating to University Archives and Special Collections, click here or email library.archives@umb.edu.

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