Conversations with the Curator: Artifacts of the Jewish American Community in Northampton County

Date(s) - 05/29/2024
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Sigal Museum




Each month, tune in to explore some of our favorite artifacts, delve into the overarching themes of our galleries, or get a sneak peek into the planning and design of an upcoming exhibit.

On May 29, 2024, join our Curator of Exhibitions as we celebrate Jewish American Heritage Month. NCHGS’s permanent exhibit, Destination: Northampton County, shares the stories of those who settled here long ago as well as today, including the remarkable history of one of the oldest Jewish communities in the United States. Imagine coming to America to create a new life. Why would someone leave home? What would you bring on your journey? Where would you go? And how do communities maintain traditions while making home in a new place?

Destination: Northampton County is the recipient of a 2020 Award of Excellence from the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH). The AASLH Leadership in History Awards, now in its 75th year, is the most prestigious recognition for achievement in the preservation and interpretation of state and local history.

This exhibition is sponsored in part by the Lehigh Valley Engaged Humanities Consortium, with generous support provided by a grant to Lafayette College from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the County of Northampton, the Brown-Daub Foundation, Dr. Kenneth and Lois Wildrick, Fulton Bank, Merchants Bank, Stephen R. Jensen and Dr. Alison Byerly, Colleen and John Lavdar, Marshall and Kay Wolff, Antonia Grifo and Ronald Shipman, and Rod and Karen Oren.

Registration is not required for this programClick here for the Zoom link.