Wednesday, August 15, 2012

National Museum of American Jewish History Drops Admission to First Floor Galleries

Visitors to the National Museum of American Jewish History can now experience the Only in America® Gallery/Hall of Fame exhibit located in the center of the museum's ground floor without paying an admission fee. Only in America ® Gallery/Hall of Fame features films and artifacts that illustrate the lives and accomplishments of such distinguished Jewish Americans as Leonard Bernstein,Louis Brandeis, Albert Einstein, Mordecai Kaplan, Estée Lauder, Emma Lazarus, Golda Meir, Jonas Salk, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Steven Spielberg, Barbra Streisand, Henrietta Szold, and Isaac Mayer Wise.

The museum hopes that visitors' interest will be sparked to see the rest of the Museum's exhibits, including the current special exhibition TO BIGOTRY NO SANCTION: George Washington and Religious Freedom, featuring the first President's historic 1790 letter affirming the nation's commitment to religious liberty for people of all faiths.  Offering free admission is also a way of offering passersby and community members a neighborly gift, as well as attracting a diverse audience of new visitors.

For details about the Museum please visit www.nmajh.org.

About the National Museum of American Jewish History
The National Museum of American Jewish History, located on historic Independence Mall in Philadelphia, brings to life the 350-year history of Jews in America. Tracing the stories of how Jewish immigrants became Jewish Americans, the Museum invites visitors of all heritages to share their own stories and reflect on how their histories and identities shape and are shaped by the American experience. An open door for all, NMAJH honors the past and contributes to a better future by sharing the power of imagination and ideas, culture and community, leadership and service, in ways that turn inspiration into action.