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The Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest (JHSUM) invites the
community to its annual meeting and celebration of the Society's 20th
anniversary on Sunday, September 19, 2-4 pm at the Sabes JCC in
"What's Jewish in your Attic?" is an opportunity for JHSUM members and
friends to bring letters, photos, and other family memorabilia to display
and discuss. "It's a way to connect history more directly with people's
lives," explained JHSUM Administrator Katherine Tane. "It is like a Jewish
Antiques Road Show, but without the appraisals."
The event will feature Bob Herskovitz, chief conservator for the Minnesota
Historical Society, who will provide expert advice on preserving treasured
items and about options for treating, displaying, and storing items such as
books, documents, photographs, textiles and clothing. A Yiddish translator
will be available to describe the contents of letters and documents.
Election of officers and the unveiling of a revamped website will be
followed by interactive workshops on preservation of family artifacts and
genealogy. JHSUM will exhibit some of the most unusual "attic" artifacts in
its collection. Free and open to the public. 20th Anniversary cake will be
served. RSVP to (952) 381-3360 or email@example.com.
Calendar at a glance:
What's Jewish in Your Attic?
JHSUM 20th Annual Meeting
Sunday, September 19, 2-4pm
Barry Family Campus
4330 S. Cedar Lake Road
Minneapolis, MN 55416
RSVP to: (952) 381-3360 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Bring your own photos, letters and memorabilia and join in an interactive
workshop on preservation of your Jewish family history and genealogy. 20th
Anniversary celebration, election of officers, unveiling of revamped
website-www.jhsum.org. Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be