Author Edward E. Curtis Presents: Muslims of the Heartland: The Long Midwestern History of South Dakota’s Arab Muslim Community
Join Muslims of the Heartland: How Syrian Immigrants Made a Home in the American Midwest author Edward Curtis for a discussion that begins in Sioux Falls and Kadoka, South Dakota, and visits the Big Sioux River and the original Minnehaha County Courthouse, now home to the Old Courthouse Museum. Its story-driven approach places Syrian Americans at the center of key American institutions like the assembly line, the family farm, the dance hall, and the public school, showing how the first two generations of Midwestern Syrians created a life that was Arab, Muslim, and American, all at the same time. Sponsored in part by the Ogdie family. Admission is free.