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- $12 for admission for two (up to a $24 value)
- $23 for admission for four (up to a $48 value)
Special exhibitions include Beyond Swastika and Jim Crow: Jewish Refugee Scholars at Black Colleges (through Sunday, June 2), with more than 70 artifacts illustrate the experience of Jewish academics who taught at black colleges in the segregated South after being dismissed from their positions in Germany and Austria in the 1930s.
National Museum of American Jewish History
The National Museum of American Jewish History's core exhibition traces more than 350 years of American Jewish history, documenting their triumphs and struggles since first settling in 1654. Spread across 25,000 square feet on five floors, the exhibition's historical objects and lifelike environments cover subjects such as the late 19th-century Jewish immigration and the involvement of American Jews in the Civil Rights Movement. As the exhibition moves into the present day, visitors can share their own stories and opinions in two of the museum's interactive stations: It's Your Story and the Contemporary Issues Forum. After sharing their own journeys, guests can explore the Only in America Gallery/Hall of Fame, where multimedia displays and original artifacts highlight the lives of prominent Jewish Americans, including Irving Berlin and Estée Lauder.
Cups of Old City Coffee, baked goods from LeBus, and vegetarian and dairy cuisine from Di Bruno Bros. reenergize museum-goers at the Pomegranates Café; kosher fare is also available. Additional museum programming includes educational opportunities for adults and kids, as well as live events such as lectures, discussions, and concerts.
state-of-the-art technology that aims to give visitors a glimpse into the history and traditions of Jewish people in AmericaMonica Haynes, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The layout is phenomenal, starting on the top floor and moving you through history as you work your way down to the 1st floor.steven w., Yelp, 1/22/11
“Great place to visit. Too much to see in one day! ”
“Allow 3 or 4 hours to see everything.”
“Plan to spend a few hours as there is so much to see, read and learn. There are also special exhibits for children.”
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