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2018 Solomon Lecture with Annie Polland (Tenement Museum)

PSU Smith Center, 1825 SW Broadway
1825 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97201, US (map)



Please join us for the 13th Annual Gus & Libby Solomon Memorial Lecture featuring Annie Polland, Senior Vice President of Programs & Education at New York's Lower East Side Tenement Museum.

About the Lecture:

The Tenement Museum has traced the history of New York’s Jewish Lower East Side from its origins as a bustling Jewish immigrant neighborhood in the late 19th and early 20th centuries through the 1930s. Its newest exhibit, “Under One Roof,” shows the Lower East Side’s evolution in the 1950s into a postwar home for Holocaust refugees and later into thriving Puerto Rican and Chinese communities. Dr. Polland will explain the history and concepts undergirding the exhibit and invite us to learn about the journeys of individual families from immigrants to Americans.

About the Speaker:

Annie Polland has been Senior Vice President of Programs & Education at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum in New York City since 2009. She is responsible for developing the museum’s tour content and other interpretive and educational programs. Polland’s scholarly work, Landmark of the Spirit: The Eldridge Street Synagogue (Yale University Press, 2009), Working for the Sabbath (Labor: Studies in Working Class History in America, Spring 2009), May a Free Thinker Help a Pious Man?: The Shared World of the Secular and the Religious (American Jewish History, December 2007) investigates the religious life of Eastern European Jews in New York.

This event is made possible thanks to the generous support of Richard Solomon and Alyce Flitcraft.

Cosponsored by: Oregon Jewish Community Foundation, Jewish Federation of Greater Portland and the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education.