Wives, Mavens and Advice Givers: Women of the Tenement

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(Photo: National Institutes of Health)
(Photo: National Institutes of Health)

Dr. Annie Polland discusses the transition from Eastern European shtetls and cities to the crowded streets of the Lower East Side with a focus on Jewish immigrant women’s pivotal roles in both shaping their homes and New York’s growing economy.

 

Dr. Polland will also give a short presentation describing the holdings of the American Jewish Historical Society, including its HIAS records and how we can access these and other records.

Dr. Polland is the executive director of the American Jewish Historical Society. She was formerly the executive vice president for programs and education at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, where she oversaw exhibits and interpretation. She is the co-author of “Emerging Metropolis: New York Jews in the Age of Immigration,” winner of the 2012 National Jewish Book Award.

Free for members.

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Fact Sheet
When
Sunday, September 16, 2018, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Where
American Legion Hall
295 California St
Newton, MA 02458
Price
$5.00 Visitors

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