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April 2019

CLOSED Easter Sunday (April 21, 2019)

April 21
Richmond Museum of History, 400 Nevin Ave.
Richmond, CA 94801 United States
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The Richmond Museum of History will be CLOSED April 21, 2019 for Easter Sunday. Normal operating hours will resume Wednesday April 24, 2019.Wishing you all the happiest of Springs!

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Fred Rosenbaum Speaks on his book Taking Risks

April 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm PDT
Richmond Museum of History, 400 Nevin Ave.
Richmond, CA 94801 United States
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Fred Rosenbaum speaks about his book, Taking Risks, the story of Joseph Pell who was a partisan fighter during World War II. Joseph made his way to California after the war and eventually founded Moo's Ice Cream in Richmond. Fred Rosenbaum, the Founding Director Emeritus of Lehrhaus Judaica, led the school for 44 years until 2017. He has written eight books on modern Jewish history including Cosmopolitans: A Social and Cultural History of the Jews of the Bay Area (University of California Press, 2009). According to…

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May 2019

Richmond’s Illuminating Connection to the Statue of Liberty

May 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT
Richmond Museum of History, 400 Nevin Ave.
Richmond, CA 94801 United States
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Berkeley historian and author Richard Schwartz will tell the story of Jewish actor Maurice B. Curtis, who used his fortune to light the Statue of Liberty in 1886 when the US Congress didn’t want to spend the money. He is the author of The Man Who Lit Lady Liberty: The Extraordinary Rise and Fall of Actor M.B. Curtis. The book chronicles the actor’s rise  from overnight success in a groundbreaking play that transcended the stereotypes of Jewish characters of his time to…

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Institute for Historical Study: Talk and Tour at the Richmond Museum of History

May 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT
Richmond Museum of History, 400 Nevin Ave.
Richmond, CA 94801 United States
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On Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 2 pm Prof. Oliver B. Pollack will give a talk and a tour of the exhibit: Pioneers to the Present, The Jews of Richmond and Contra Costa County. An exert from Prof. Pollack: "Get involved. That was my mantra when I arrived in Richmond in November 2016. Use the skills and tactics developed during 42 years in Nebraska in the Bay Area. Voila, two years later “Pioneers to the Present, The Jews of Richmond…

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June 2019

Jewish Food and Wine Celebration

June 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT

Alix Wall will speak about contributions of Jewish Chefs in the Bay Area. Wall, founder of The Illuminoshi: The Not-So-Secret Society of Bay Area Jewish Food Professionals, will be joined by Berkeley-based Covenant Winery and Perfusion Vineyard, a Richmond business farmed and owned by surgeon John Bry. Musicians Melita Silberstein and Dave Rosenfeld will round out the program. Beloved Jewish treats like chopped liver, kugel, knishes, spinach matzo pie and more will be offered. Guests of all ages are welcome but…

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