October 22, 2004 "From Haven to Home" Exhibition to Be Extended to Dec. 30

Library of Congress Exhibition Marks 350 Years of Jewish Life in America

Press Contact: Audrey Fischer (202) 707-0022

WHAT: "From Haven to Home: 350 Years of Jewish Life in America," originally scheduled to close on Dec. 18, will be extended to Dec. 30.

"From Haven to Home" marks the anniversary of the arrival in New Amsterdam (New York City) of 23 Jews fleeing Recife, Brazil, which passed from Dutch to Portuguese rule in 1654. The exhibition features more than 150 treasures of Amercan Judaica from the Library's collections as well as items on loan from partner institutions on the congressionally recognized Commission for Commemorating 350 Years of American Jewish History.

WHEN: Hours of exhibition are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m, Monday through Saturday.

WHERE: Northwest Gallery on the second floor of the Thomas Jefferson Building, 101 Independence Ave. S.E., Washington, D.C.

WHO: The members of the Commission for Commemorating 350 Years of American Jewish History are the Library of Congress, the National Archives and Records Administration, the American Jewish Historical Society and the Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives.

The exhibition, companion publication and related commemorative programs are made possible by a generous grant from Bernard and Audre Rapoport, through the Abby and Emily Rapoport Trust Fund in the Library of Congress.

To view the exhibition online, and for a listing of related public programs, visit the Web site at www.loc.gov/exhibits/haventohome/.


PR 04-195
ISSN 0731-3527