Thursday, April 16, 2009

Jewish American Heritage Month at NARA

Panel to discuss future National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia

Washington, DC. . . On Thursday, May 21, at 7 PM, the National Archives will celebrate Jewish American Heritage Month with a special programentitled: "Exhibiting the American Jewish Experience." This event is free and open to the public, and will be held in the William G. McGowan Theater of the National Archives Building in Washington, DC, located on the National Mall at Constitution Ave. and 7th Street, NW.

To commemorate the third annual Jewish American Heritage Month, a panel of distinguished speakers will discuss the creation and importance of the National Museum of American Jewish History, scheduled to open in Philadelphia in fall 2010. Gwen Goodman, executive director of the National Museum of American Jewish History, will moderate the panel that includes Patrick Gallagher, president of Gallagher and Associates, responsible for the exhibition design; Robert Young of Polshek Partnership Architects, responsible for the building design; and Jonathan Sarna, Joseph H. and Belle R. Braun Professor of American Jewish History at Brandeis University.

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