Interpreting American Jewish History at Museums and Historic Sites

Interpreting American Jewish History at Museums and Historic Sites

Author: Avi Y. Decter

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442264366

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

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Interpreting American Jewish History at Museums and Historic Sites begins with a broad overview of American Jewish history in the context of a religious culture than extends back more than 3,000 years and which manifests itself in a variety of distinctive American forms. Five chapters examine key themes in American Jewish history: movement, home life, community, prejudice, and culture. Each thematic chapter is followed by a series of case studies that describe and analyze a variety of projects by historical organizations to interpret American Jewish life and culture for general public audiences. The last two chapters of the book are a history of Jewish collections and Jewish museums in North America and a look at “next practice,” intended to promote continuous innovation, new thinking, and programming that is responsive to ever-changing circumstances.

Interpreting Slavery with Children and Teens at Museums and Historic Sites

Interpreting Slavery with Children and Teens at Museums and Historic Sites

Author: Kristin L. Gallas

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538100714

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 162

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This book shows how museums can create holistic, informative, and safe programming about slavery for children and young adults. Museums and historic sites that present a more accurate, inclusive slavery interpretation, draw more diverse visitors and enlighten those who already visit.

Interpreting the Legacy of Women's Suffrage at Museums and Historic Sites

Interpreting the Legacy of Women's Suffrage at Museums and Historic Sites

Author: Page Harrington

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538118788

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 150

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"This book is an invaluable guide for public historians and site practitioners who are responsible for interpretation and education. The book begins with a chronological primer on the national and international history of the woman suffrage movement"--

Interpreting Immigration at Museums and Historic Sites

Interpreting Immigration at Museums and Historic Sites

Author: Dina A. Bailey

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442263253

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 140

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Interpreting Immigration at Museums and Historic Sites draws from the collective learning of the forty museums and historic sites that make up the Immigration and Civil Rights Network of the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience. Members of the Network have developed interpretive approaches that tap the power of place and history to open new dialogue on difficult subjects in a wide variety of contexts. The title considers the questions: How can museums use their collections and key stories as starting points for audience engagement around immigration past and present? How can museums move beyond the "we are a nation of immigrants" narrative - a narrative that does not resonate for all audiences? How can museums make opportunities for safe, open dialogue on immigration accessible to all stakeholders including both new immigrants and receiving communities? Interpreting Immigration includes strategies for the design, implementation, marketing and sustaining of programs that help visitors use the lens of history to address contemporary immigration issues and provides: Case studies from eight regionally diverse institutions including ethnic identity museums, immigration museums and local history sites Piloted and evaluated immigration program designs including models for exhibit development, art-based interpretation, school programs, adult programs and neighborhood walking tours Audience building strategies A tested evaluation toolkit for measuring institutional success Lessons learned through the National Dialogues on Immigration Project, a cross-regional series of public programs designed to spark a national conversation on critical immigration topics like citizenship, American identity, border control, freedom of movement, and civil liberties.

Interpreting Religion at Museums and Historic Sites

Interpreting Religion at Museums and Historic Sites

Author: Gretchen Buggeln

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442269477

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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Interpreting Religion at Museums and Historic Sites encourages readers to consider the history of religion as integral to American culture and provides a practical guide for any museum to include interpretation of religious traditions in its programs and exhibits.

Interpreting the Environment at Museums and Historic Sites

Interpreting the Environment at Museums and Historic Sites

Author: Debra A. Reid

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538115503

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 226

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Interpreting the Environment at Museums and Historic Sites is for anyone wants to become a better steward of the environment and share lessons learned with others. The book provides a primer on “major problems” in researching about the environment and re-focuses thinking about the environment to thinking from the perspective of place and time.

Interpreting Agriculture at Museums and Historic Sites

Interpreting Agriculture at Museums and Historic Sites

Author: Debra A. Reid

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442230125

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 284

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Interpreting Agriculture in Museums and Historic Sites orients readers to major themes in agriculture and techniques in education and interpretation that can help you develop humanities-based public programming that enhance agricultural literacy. Case studies illustrate the ways that local research can help you link your history organization to compelling local, national (even international) stories focused on the multidisciplinary topic. That ordinary plow, pitch fork, and butter paddle can provide the tangible evidence of the story worth telling, even if the farm land has disappeared into subdivisions and agriculture seems as remote as the nineteenth century. Other topics include discussion of alliances between rural tourism and community-supported agriculture, farmland conservation and stewardship, heritage breed and seed preservation efforts, and antique tractor clubs. Any of these can become indispensable partners to history organizations searching for a new interpretive theme to explore and new partners to engage.

Reimagining Historic House Museums

Reimagining Historic House Museums

Author: Kenneth C. Turino

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442272996

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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Creating tours, school programs, and other interpretive activities at historic house museums are among the most effective ways to engage the public in the history of their community and yet many organizations fail to achieve their potential. This guide describes the essential elements of successful interpretation: content, audience, and methods.

American Jewish Year Book 2017

American Jewish Year Book 2017

Author: Arnold Dashefsky

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319706634

Category: Social Science

Page: 846

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The American Jewish Year Book, now in its 117th year, is the annual record of the North American Jewish communities and provides insight into their major trends. The first chapter of Part I is an examination of how American Jews fit into the US religious landscape, based on Pew Research Center studies. The second chapter examines intermarriage. Chapters on “The Domestic Arena” and “The International Arena” analyze the year’s events as they affect American Jewish communal and political affairs. Three chapters analyze the demography and geography of the US, Canada, and world Jewish populations. Part II provides lists of Jewish institutions, including federations, community centers, social service agencies, national organizations, synagogues, Hillels, day schools, camps, museums, and Israeli consulates. The final chapters present national and local Jewish periodicals and broadcast media; academic resources, including Jewish Studies programs, books, journals, articles, websites, and research libraries; and lists of major events in the past year, Jewish honorees, and obituaries.

Change Is Required

Change Is Required

Author: Avi Y. Decter

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538161678

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 280

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Change Is Required will empower museum professionals, institutional leaders, funders and supporters to address the unprecedented challenges of the pandemic, economic dislocation, and social protest and stimulate new thinking about the future directions of museums in America.

Abraham Joshua Heschel

Abraham Joshua Heschel

Author: Julian E. Zelizer

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300233216

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 328

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A biography of the rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, who became a symbol of the marriage between religion and social justice "When I marched in Selma, I felt my legs were praying." So said Polish-born American rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907-1972) of his involvement in the 1965 Selma civil rights march alongside Martin Luther King Jr. Heschel, who spoke with a fiery moralistic fervor, dedicated his career to the struggle to improve the human condition through faith. In this new biography, author Julian Zelizer tracks Heschel's early years and foundational influences--his childhood in Warsaw and early education in Hasidism, his studies in late 1920s and early 1930s Berlin, and the fortuitous opportunity, which brought him to the United States and saved him from the Holocaust, to teach at Hebrew Union College and the Jewish Theological Seminary. This deep and complex portrait places Heschel at the crucial intersection between religion and progressive politics in mid-twentieth-century America. To this day Heschel remains a symbol of the fight to make progressive Jewish values relevant in the secular world.