20 Mar

Family History Today: Family Heirlooms

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 6:00pm
Bonni-Dara Michaels and Jennifer Sainato
Event Location: 
Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th St. (Btw. 5th and 6th Aves.), New York, NY 10011
Event Sponsor: 
Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute, Yeshiva University Museum

Although they were usually everyday items in their time, family heirlooms offer us precious, tangible windows into the lives of our ancestors. 

Bonni-Dara Michaels, Yeshiva University Museum’s Collections Curator, will share the intriguing stories behind a selection of family heirlooms from the Museum’s collection, including a Shabbat candlestick made in the Cyprus Detention camp and a coat worn by a child fleeing Nazi Germany for the United States. 

Then, Jennifer Sainato, the Center for Jewish History’s Preservation Services Manager, will offer practical advice on how to properly care for your own family heirlooms, so that they may remain a vital part of your family’s legacy for generations to come.

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Click here to register