Jewish Life In Mr. Lincoln's City Exhibit and Lecture
Published on Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 5:48pm
EXHIBIT: Jewish Life In Mr. Lincoln's City
May 20 through June 7, 2013
Second Floor West Lobby, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
This exhibit is on loan to the DC Public Library from the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington. One of the most important events in our nation's history, the Civil War forever altered American life. The Washington, D.C. area was the location of intense activity. This original exhibition was mounted as part of national celebrations of Lincoln's bicentennial in 2009, and tells stories of Jewish life in Civil-War Washington. The fifteen panel exhibit also highlights the contributions of Jewish Americans to military service, government, politics, and medicine.
Jewish Life In Mr. Lincoln's City
Wednesday, May 22, 12 p.m.
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 2nd Floor West Lobby
Mr. David McKenzie, Interpretive Programs Manager of the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington, will discuss the award-winning exhibit "Jewish Life In Mr. Lincoln's City." Mr. McKenzie will talk about the experiences and contributions of Jewish Americans to the Civil War and the growing Jewish-American community in Washington, D.C. Come and learn more about the lives and experiences of Jewish Americans in Civil War Washington, DC.
If you are interested in learning more about Jewish Americans and their experiences during the Civil War, please search the DC Public Library Catalog.