Anne Frank exhibition takes center stage at the MOSH through Feb. 12th

 

BY ARLENE WOLFOSN
Museum of Science & History

 

Those who haven’t already taken advantage of the opportunity to visit the ‘Anne Frank: A History for Today’ exhibition at MOSH, still have time to be a part of this meaningful and important experience before it leaves town, Feb. 12. For exhibit hours, events and more information, go to annefrankjax.com or theMOSH.org.

 

             Also in conjunction with the Anne Frank exhibition, the ‘Voices of Hope’ initiative, created with the greater Jacksonville community to promote productive discussions that address prejudice and discrimination, is offering several fascinating programs. Among them will be ‘Rosenwald’, a documentary about Jewish philanthropist Julius Rosenwald and renowned African American educator and civil rights activist Booker T. Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 1, at 7 p.m. at the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens. This film focuses on the story of the two, who worked together to build more than 5,000 schools for Black children in the south in the early 1900s. The film will be followed by a discussion with Dr. Howard Dodson, Director Emeritus of the Schomburg Center for Black Culture in New York, who will explain Rosenwald’s connection to Jacksonville. Tickets are $10, and doors open at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 904-899-6038 or visit CummerMuseum.org/event/rosenwald-movie-and-discussion.

 

WJCT will also present ‘An Evening with Dr. Richard Freund - The Secret Escape Tunnel from the Holocaust in Lithuania’, Thursday, Feb. 9, at 6 p.m. Last June, a team led by Dr. Richard Freund, a Judaic studies professor at the University of Hartford, and Jon Seligman, an archaeologist with the Israel Antiquities Authority, discovered the existence of an escape tunnel at Ponary, just outside of Vilnius, Lithuania. The tunnel had been rumored in oral histories and kept alive by escapees, their descendants, and other Lithuanian Jews from that era, including Freund’s great-grandfather, who came from Vilnius. Meet Dr. Freund and see a 15-minute preview of the Nova episode that filmed the international team during their historical find. Tickets are free, but seating is limited.  For tickets or more information, email Geri Cirillo at gcirillo@wjct.org or reserve them at AnneFrankJax.org.

 

            Please see below for a complete listing of February’s programs and confirm individual event details as the date approaches by checking the websites or contacting the individuals or organizations listed. For programs taking place at MOSH,plan to arrive early to see the exhibit prior to the event. MOSH is grateful for the generous support it received from diverse segments of the community.