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Jewish History Museum

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Jewish History Museum shows exhibits and events that are designed to preserve the history, heritage and culture of the Jewish community in Southern Arizona. The museum is housed in a synagogue, the museum has an adjacent holocaust history center. The museum has historic collections of costumes and textiles, photographs, historic timeline and more. The Holocaust history center focuses on the survivors of the holocaust who got settled in Arizona. The museum is open for tours on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Things to Do

  • The museum exhibits collection that is significantly related to the history of the Jewish community in Arizona, the museum offers exhibits, and events for the visitors.
  • The Goldschmidt photography collection displays the early Tucson life spanning an era of 1870 to 1900.
  • The textile collection dates back to the 1600s, it has a wide assortment of textiles and wedding gowns.
  • The holocaust history center shares the stories of the survivors that have made remarkable contributions in the society.
  • See video testimonials by the holocaust survivors.
  • Adventures in Genealogy event lets visitors track their lineage and ancestral towns.
  • Visitors can take docent led tours that share a lot of history and information with the visitors.

Jewish History Museum Insider Tips

  • The museum is wheelchair accessible.
  • The museum has free entry for members.

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