Cultural Events

Sultan Pasha Al-Atrash

A main focus of ADF is the preservation and propagation of the history and heritage of the Druze in America.  ADF enables, supports, and promotes short- and long-term exhibits of Druze heritage and culture and events such as piano concerts, musicals, and art exhibits featuring Druze musicians, singers, and fine artists, to name a few. In particular, ADF plays a direct role in the identification, acquisition, preservation and display of historical documents and artifacts pertaining to the Druze, and an indirect role through monetary support of efforts led by other Druze organizations and entities.

In 2010, the American Druze Foundation supported the Sultan Pasha Al-Atrash Exhibit featured at the 64th Annual American Druze Society Convention in Detroit, Michigan. Through this exhibit, the life, memories, and contributions of Sultan Pasha Al-Atrash, leader of the Great Syrian Revolution, were highlighted – a well-deserved memorial for a highly-respected Druze and Arab personality. The American Druze Foundation contributed valuable historical Druze documents from their historical collection to the Druze Exhibit of Heritage and Culture, “A Thousand Years of Progressive Values. A Journey into the World of the Druze.” 

This Exhibit was multifaceted, featuring information, artwork, documents, and artifacts on:

  • the origins of the Druze as a people;
  • numbers and geographical distribution of Druze in the world;
  • history of the Druze; Druze pillars and values;
  • and immigration to America.