Established in 1976 and situated on Philadelphia’s Independence Mall, the the Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History is the only museum in the U.S. dedicated exclusively to exploring and interpreting the American Jewish experience. The museum was closed for the past two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic and financial issues. It reopened last month and now includes new exhibits.
— The Weitzman.org
Quote: “The museum, which reopened its physical building with a new slate of art and artifacts and with free admission through at least the end of the summer, hopes to redefine what it means to be a history museum, Josh Perelman, the chief curator and director of exhibitions and interpretation, told Travel + Leisure. It’s that vision, honed and influenced by two years of real-world events, that has allowed the museum to examine questions of identity — American identity, ethnic identity, and religious identity — as well as the responsibilities people have to themselves and their communities.”
— Travel + Leisure
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