Thursday, April 16, 2009

NARA: Celebrates Jewish American Heritage Month

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: The following was just released by our friends at the National Archives (US). Please address all inquiries to public.program@nara.gov.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 16, 2009

NATIONAL ARCHIVES CELEBRATES JEWISH AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH IN MAY 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 program
entitled: "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.

The National Archives is fully accessible. To request an accommodation (e.g., sign language interpreter) for a public program please email public.program@nara.gov or call 202-357-5000 two weeks prior to the event to ensure proper arrangements are secured. Spring/Summer hours (through Labor Day) are 10 AM - 7 PM daily.