Thursday, January 22, 2009

Tuscaloosa's Jewish Community: An Exhibit

In conjunction with the 7th Annual Jewish Cultural Festival, held each year in Tuscaloosa, we have put together an exhibit, Campus meets Town meets all Around: Glimpses at Tuscaloosa's Jewish Community from the Hoole Library Collections.

The exhibit, which opened this week in the lobby of the Hoole Library, features interesting information about the Jewish community -- on campus and in the city itself dating from the 1860s to the present. The title exhibit label, seen above uses a detail from a beautiful book plate (wood cut engraving) from the 1930s for the Hillel House library at UA. It features Denny Chimes, Gorgas Library, and a group of students.

The Cool@Hoole blog will feature some interesting tidbits from the exhibit in the coming weeks. Please be sure to visit the exhibit in the Hoole Library lobby. The exhibit will be on display through April 12, 2009.

More information on the Jewish Cultural Arts Festival can be found here.

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