Our Museum


This state-of-the-art museum was developed by Saylor + Sirola, a New York exhibition design team that specializes in museum work, in conjunction with Sanan Media and LifeFormations, Inc. The museum is composed of five different galleries.  The galleries hold artifacts both ancient and modern, multimedia presentations, sophisticated hands-on activities and much more in order to tell the distinctive and powerful story of the Chaldeans. 

Make A Reservation


If you are interested in having the CCC host a private tour, or you would like for your guests to have access to the museum during one of your events and/or gatherings (weddings, fundraisers, communion) at Shenandoah, please contact us at 248-681-5050 or through email at info@chaldeanculturalcenter.org.


Ancient Mesopotamia


This gallery depicts the history of Chaldeans dating back to the ancient Babylonians, who lived and ruled in the cradle of civilization.  The gallery holds authentic replicas and original artifacts that have been purchased by the CCC from antiquities dealers from around the world.  One of the main displays from this collection is a replica of the Stele of Hammurabi (code of laws) from the Louvre Museum in Paris. 

Faith and Church


This gallery traces the origin and development of the Chaldean Catholic Church of the East, the role of Chaldean monasteries as centers of learning, and the sacred place that religious observance and tradition have in the life and spirit of the Chaldeans.  Liturgical manuscripts, along with vestments, and other church adornments are displayed.  Visitors hear prayers recited in Aramaic, the language spoken by Christ.

Chaldean Village Life


In the first two galleries, visitors learn about who the Chaldeans are through their history and religion.  In the Village gallery, the visitor walks among the Chaldeans.  This space is an immersive environment.  It will be as if a person is actually walking through a Chaldean village at the turn of the 20th century.  One will experience self-sufficient community life.

Journey to America


Chaldeans have come to America, built communities, and thrived while still preserving their distinct identity. The “Journey to America” gallery showcases passports, photos and documents that help tell the story of how Chaldeans migrated from Iraq to America.  It features a section of their earliest pioneers and how these immigrants became economic entrepreneurs.  This space holds a re-creation of a 1930s Chaldean-owned Detroit grocery store.

Chaldeans Today


Today, Chaldean communities span the globe yet continue to maintain their identity.  This last gallery contains a media presentation that serves as a proud exit message, from Chaldeans around the world.  It paints the final “brushstrokes” of our “portrait of a people”… the Chaldeans.