Three Colby students will speak at the museum on Tuesday, May 15 at 5:30 in the program, Belonging in this Place: Stories about Maine Jews. The program is one of several planned to lead up to a major exhibition, Maine + Jewish: Two Centuries, set to open at the museum in September.

During the May 15 program, organized and moderated by David Freidenreich, the three Colby students will present their research about Jewish-Franco relations in the early 20th century, Jewish back-to-the-landers, and local Jewish artists. Amy E. Waterman, guest curator for Maine + Jewish: Two Centuries will also share information about the exhibit and how the work of the Colby College students will contribute to it.

The event is free and open to the public.

Image above:
Clapping the Rhythm woodcut of Waterville’s Beth Israel Congregation by Jane Banquer

 

 

Maine State Museum