Grocery Stories: Stories Behind the Counter of the Mississippi Delta Chinese Grocery Stores, a new exhibit at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library in Columbus, Mississippi, will be on display from August 1-25, 2018. A presentation by Dr. Sherman Hong will take place at the library on August 14 at noon.
Grocery stores played an integral role in the establishment of the Chinese presence in the Mississippi Delta. This exhibit focuses on the lives lived within grocery stores and demonstrate how many families blended their heritage with their new environment.
The exhibit and presentation are free and open to the public and will take place at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library at 314 North Seventh Street, Columbus, Mississippi. The exhibit is made possible by a grant from the Mississippi Humanities Council, through support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The event is sponsored by the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library, Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public library, and Delta State University.
For more information, call 662.329.5300.