Jan. 11, 2023
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The William Breman Museum of Jewish Heritage and Georgia Public Library Service are launching a second tour of the Eighteen Artifacts: Story of Jewish Atlanta exhibit in public libraries statewide.
“We are excited to bring this exhibition to more libraries throughout Georgia, and we are grateful for the opportunity to share these unforgettable stories with library visitors. Many of the stories are not found in history books and are important to Georgia history,” said Leslie Gordon, executive director of The Breman Museum.
Eighteen Artifacts explores the history of Jews in Atlanta through artifacts, images, and oral histories. The new tour features two exhibits touring the state simultaneously. It can currently be seen at public libraries in Henry and Forsyth counties, and will tour 30 libraries through August 2024. The schedule can be found below. The Eighteen Artifacts exhibit first toured Georgia’s public libraries in 2019.
The Breman Museum has connected visitors and Georgia residents to the Jewish history, culture, and arts for over 20 years in the form of permanent exhibits, guided tours, programming for all ages, and immersive events featuring lectures and discussions with Holocaust survivors, and live events. Most recently, the museum is hosting the exhibition History with Chutzpah, which includes 250+ artifacts, documents, photographs and oral histories revealing stories from the generations before us and offering a journey into Jewish culture unlike any other.
Library patrons can also check out a Breman Family Pass from any of the 409 public libraries in Georgia. When checked out, just like any other library item, and taken to the Breman Museum, it is good for four free general admissions.
“Georgia’s public libraries are excited to continue the exhibit tour and our partnership with the Breman Museum, continuing our commitment to opening the doors to Georgia’s rich cultural resources to families in every community,” said Julie Walker, Vice Chancellor for Libraries and Archives and State Librarian.
Georgia Public Library Service (GPLS) empowers libraries to improve the lives of all Georgians by encouraging reading, literacy, and education through the continuing support and improvement of public libraries. GPLS is a unit of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. www.georgialibraries.org.
About the Breman Museum: Opened in 1996, The Breman pursues its mission to connect people to Jewish history, culture and arts. Located in Midtown Atlanta, the nonprofit multidisciplinary center has four focuses: exhibitions, arts and cultural programming, archives and Holocaust education.
Tour dates and locations:
Dec 1, 2022 – January 6, 2023 Henry County Library System, McDonough Public Library
January 12 – February 15, 2023 Forsyth County Public Library, Sharon Forks Library
February 22 – March 26, 2023 Gwinnett County Public Library, Centerville Branch
April 3 – May 7, 2023 Athens Regional Library System, Athens-Clarke County Library
May 15 – June 18, 2023 Northeast Georgia Regional Library, Toccoa-Stephens County Library
June 26 – July 30, 2023 Gwinnett County Public Library, Collins Hill Branch
August 7 – September 10, 2023 Piedmont Regional Library System, Commerce Public Library
Sept. 18 – October 22, 2023 Sequoyah Regional Library System, R.T. Jones Memorial Library
October 30 – December 3, 2023 Cobb County Public Library, Switzer Library
Dec. 11 – Jan. 16, 2024 Cherokee Regional Library System, LaFayette-Walker County Public Library
Jan. 23 – Feb. 27, 2024 Northwest Georgia Regional Library, Calhoun-Gordon County Library
March 5 – April 9, 2024 Sequoyah Regional Library System, Gilmer County Library