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.
Presidents’ Day at NMAJH
Monday, February 15 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Celebrate Presidents’ Day at the Museum and explore how American leaders impacted history, American society, and the American Jewish community. Meet George Washington and examine his original letter written in 1790 to the Jewish community of Newport, Rhode Island, declaring the importance of religious freedom.Have fun with interactive story telling, and enjoy arts and crafts projects. Take history in your own hands!