Family Genealogy Day: Exploring Family Photos

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Date(s) - Apr 07, 2019
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Center for Jewish History



Through a variety of hands-on activities for the whole family, find out how family photos can help you discover and document your family’s history. Search for informative clues within our family photo exhibitions, create a portrait collage of your family, color historical fashions that your ancestors may have worn, learn simple tips for preserving your family photos and scrapbooks, and more. We welcome explorers of all ages and abilities. While this program is free, reservations are required. Please select Session 1 (11 AM-12:30 PM) or 2 (1:30-3PM) at or 800-838-3006 (Note: morning and afternoon sessions are identical).


This program is presented in conjunction with the following exhibitions: Lost & Found – A Family Photo Album and All in the Family: Photographs from Across the Jewish World. On April 7, all Center for Jewish History exhibitions will be open from 11 AM – 5 PM. To learn more about our current exhibitions, please visit Light refreshments will be served in the Great Hall. Please note that food and drinks are prohibited in all exhibition galleries.


The Center for Jewish History and the American Jewish Historical Society are proud to partner with PJ Library for this and other upcoming family programs. PJ Library provides free books that celebrate Jewish values and culture to families with children 6 months through 8 years old. Sign up for PJ Library to receive the gift of Jewish books each month – at no cost to your family!


This program is sponsored by the Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute, American Jewish Historical Society, Leo Baeck Institute, and Yeshiva University Museum. It is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.