"1917: How One Year Changed The World"

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(Sept. 8-Dec. 29) — "1917: How One Year Changed the World" looks back 100 years to explore how three key events of 1917 — America’s entry into World War I, the Bolshevik Revolution, and the issuing of the Balfour Declaration, in which Great Britain indicated support for a Jewish homeland in Palestine — brought about political, cultural and social changes that dramatically reshaped the United States’ role in the world and provoked its most stringent immigration quotas to date.

The exhibition examines this consequential year through the eyes of American Jews, who experienced these events both as Americans and as part of an international diaspora community.

"1917" features nearly 125 artifacts — including uniforms, letters, photographs and posters — and interactive media. Visitors have the rare opportunity to view two original drafts of the Balfour Declaration, a decoded copy of the Zimmermann Telegram, the Treaty of Versailles, an Uncle Sam costume, the Medal of Honor posthumously awarded to Jewish WWI soldier William Shemin, Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis’s judicial robes, a postcard written by a young Golda Meir, a page from the original Johnson-Reed Act of 1924 and much, much more.

Monday  9:30am-8:00pm
Tuesday  9:30am-5:00 pm
Wednesday  9:30am-8:00pm
Thursday  9:30am-5:00pm
Friday  9:30am-4:00pm
Sunday  11:00am-5:00pm

The Center for Jewish History is closed on Saturday, all major Jewish holidays, and all major national holidays.

WHEN AND HOW OFTEN

Sunday, September 24, 2017 (All day)

EVENT LOCATION

Center for Jewish History
15 W. 16th St.
New York, NY 10016

MAIN EVENT PHONE

212-294-6160

PRICING INFORMATION

Free