Tompkins County Public Library

Monday, March 21, 2016

New Exhibit Highlighting Local Muslim Experience opens in Avenue of the Friends

Ordinary People: Stories and Treasures, an exhibit highlighting the cultural experiences of the local Muslim community has opened in the Avenue of the Friends and will be on display through April 22.

Through family stories and heirlooms, “Ordinary People: Stories and Treasures” shares the values and struggles of Tompkins County residents who identify as Muslim and offers insight into the shared experiences that help bridge religious and cultural differences.
The exhibit was curated by Nagiane Lacka Arriaza, Hospitality Employment Training Program Coordinator at Greater Ithaca Activities Center (GIAC) with support from Islamic Community Outreach Services and GIAC.  For information about curator led tours of the exhibit please contact Nagiane Lacka Arriaza at

For more information about exhibits at TCPL, contact Exhibit Coordinator, Sally Grubb, at sgrubb@tcpl.orgor (607) 272-4557 extension 232.

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