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WHO SAYS YOU CANíT HAVE IT ALL?

08-13-2012



WANT A CHANCE TO SEE SANDY KOUFAX’S GLOVE? STEVEN SPIELBERG’S FIRST CAMERA? IRVING BERLIN’S PIANO? FOR FREE?


NOW YOU CAN GET ALL THAT AND MORE, AS

THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN JEWISH HISTORY

OPENS ITS GROUND FLOOR TO VISITORS FOR FREE!

 

WHAT:      Need a moment’s rest from exploring Philadelphia’s most historic square mile? Looking

for a fascinating peek into history? No worries! Whether resident or tourist, now you can catch your breath, get a bite of lunch or meet a friend for (Old City) coffee in the Museum Café, even shop to your heart’s content in the Museum Store – all while getting to see theOnly in America®

 Gallery/Hall of Fame exhibit located right in the center of the architectural gem’s ground floor – and without paying an admission fee. Only in America® Gallery/Hall of Fame features brilliant films and artifacts that illustrate the lives and accomplishments of such distinguished Jewish Americans as Leonard Bernstein, Louis Brandeis, Albert Einstein, Mordecai Kaplan, Estée Lauder, Emma Lazarus, Golda Meir, Jonas Salk, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Steven Spielberg, Barbra Streisand, Henrietta Szold, and Isaac Mayer Wise.

 

While the hope is that visitors’ interest will be sparked to see the rest of the Museum’s exhibits, including the current special exhibition TO BIGOTRY NO SANCTION: George Washington and Religious Freedom, featuring the first President’s historic 1790 letter affirming the nation’s commitment to religious liberty for people of all faiths -- it is also a way of offering passersby and community members a neighborly gift, as well as attracting a diverse audience of new visitors.

 

WHEN:      NORMAL MUSEUM HOURS :

Tues –Fri  10am - 5pm             Sat & Sun  10 am - 5:30 pm

WHERE:   NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN JEWISH HISTORY

                    5TH & MARKET STREETS 

 

About the National Museum of American Jewish History

The National Museum of American Jewish History, located on historic Independence Mall in Philadelphia, brings to life the 350-year history of Jews in America.  Tracing the stories of how Jewish immigrants became Jewish Americans, the Museum invites visitors of all heritages to share their own stories and reflect on how their histories and identities shape and are shaped by the American experience. An open door for all, NMAJH honors the past and contributes to a better future by sharing the power of imagination and ideas, culture and community, leadership and service, in ways that turn inspiration into action.

 

For more information about the TO BIGOTRY NO SANCTION: George Washington and Religious Freedom exhibition at the National Museum of American Jewish History, or to set up interviews and/or media tours, please call Nina Zucker Associates at 610.667.0706 or 610.457.4387 or nina@ninazucker.com or Ilana Blumenthal, at 215.391.4662 or iblumenthal@nmajh.org. For details about the Museum please visit www.nmajh.org.   

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