“Bet Arkeh” ܒܹܝܬ ܐܲܪ̈ܟܹܐ (pronounced Bet ER-keh) is the word for “library” in Neo-Aramaic.
I am a librarian, so the goal of this blog is to highlight different archives, libraries, and museums that I have visited, with the hopes that others will become interested in visiting these places as well, or at least learn more about them.
One of the oldest cemeteries in Chicago is Oak Woods Cemetery, which was founded in 1854, but started burying people in 1860. Located in the South Side of Chicago, it used to be outside of Chicago’s boundaries, but that changed as the city grew. What I enjoyed most about my visit there was discovering the … Continue reading Oak Woods Cemetery in Chicago
In the United States, the last Monday of the month of May is Memorial Day, in which everyone takes off from work to remember those who died in various U.S. wars. Originally called Decoration Day, this national holiday began in 1868 to commemorate those who died in the American Civil War (1861-1865). However, eventually, the … Continue reading Arlington National Cemetery
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