The National Museum of American Jewish History is offering free admission to all visitors throughout the month of February. Thanks to the support of an anonymous donor, the Museum will welcome all visitors to explore more than 360 years of American Jewish history. Not only will visitors be able to enjoy the entire core exhibition, but also they will also have a chance to see the original, iconic 1790 letter from George Washington to the Hebrew Congregation in Newport, Rhode Island, in which the nation’s first president proclaims “to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance,” underscoring the new nation’s commitment to religious liberty and equality for people of all faiths.
On Sunday, February 14 from 10 am to 3 pm join us for our Second Sunday Family Activities. In the spirit of the Free Library of Philadelphia’s One Book, One Philadelphia program, which promotes reading and literacy for all ages, families are invited to grab a book and relax on a couch or comfy chair, or to find a cozy spot in the galleries to read together. Families can also make creative bookmarks to take home and use when reading some of their own books!