Wednesday, July 1, 2009

USA: New Exhibition Planned for DC's Lillian & Albert Small Museum

USA: New Exhibition Planned for DC's Lillian & Albert Small Museum

Jonathan Sarna and Pamela Nadell will discuss the future look for the 1876 former Adas Israel Synagogue

(ISJM) Scholars of American Jewish history, award-winning museum designers Gallagher & Associates, and Society staff will discuss plans for a new exhibition in the first synagogue building in the nation's capital.
on Tuesday, July 7, 2009, from Noon to 1:00 p.m.

To read about the synagogue building and its history click here.

The lunchtime discussion features:

* Prof. Jonathan Sarna,
Joseph H. and Belle R. Braun Professor of American Jewish History
Brandeis University

* Prof. Pamela Nadell,
Inaugural Patrick Clendenen Professor of History
Director of the Jewish Studies Program
American University

Lillian & Albert Small Jewish Museum
701 Fourth Street, NW (at G St.)
Washington, D.C.
Metro: Judiciary Square

Enjoy this unique opportunity to learn stories of the men and women who built the 1876 synagogue and see historic images and objects from the building's history.

Bring your own lunch or order a box lunch for $15. Drinks provided.

This free program is made possible by a grant from the Humanities Council of Washington, D.C., an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Historic Preservation Office of the D.C. government's Office of Planning.

Several years ago I had the privilege of working on the historic structures report for this small but important building. I am pleased to see that the Jewish Historical Society of Great Washington Continues to work to make visiting the the site a significant experience.

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