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Pay-What-You-Wish Presidents' Day

The Museum is OPEN and PAY-WHAT-YOU-WISH in celebration of Presidents’ Day!

Celebrate the founders and leaders of our nation by exploring the challenges and blessings of freedom, religious liberty, and equality for all, with:

  • Free cherry pies from the Museum Café. Grab an individual kosher cherry pie, while supplies last!
  • Two special exhibitions, Beyond Swastika and Jim Crow: Jewish Refugee Scholars at Black Colleges and Jewish Artists in America 1925-1945: Selections from the Collection of Steven and Stephanie Wasser.
  • The historic 1790 correspondence between President George Washington and the Hebrew Congregation in Newport, Rhode Island. Next to the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, it may be the most important 337 words in American history. Explore the documents in an interactive and view Washington’s original letter, only on display from Tuesday, February 12 – Sunday, February 24.
  • “Portrait of a leader” - an interactive experience where children can create their own self-portraits or portraits of anyone who they think is a great leader. A prompt on the table will let families know that if they bring their portraits to the store, they will receive a small goodie and have the opportunity to scan their portrait for the Museum’s flickr site!
  • Docent led in-gallery discussions will be available throughout the day in the Museum’s core exhibition about the role American Jews have played in American democracy and politics.
  • Special Russian-language tours will be offered at 11:30 am and 2 pm. Limit 15 people. First come, first serve.

No advance tickets needed, please just check in at the Admissions Desk upon arrival. Click here for more information about visiting the Museum.

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