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Nostalgic exhibit to depict Jewish life 1850-1950

"Mrs. Cohen's Shabbat Table" is part of the new Jewish History Museum exhibit

A new exhibit, “History & Nostalgia: The Southern Arizona Jewish Experience, 1850-1950,” exploring the daily life of Jews of the Southern Arizona region, will be on display at the Jewish History Museum from Aug. 14 through Dec. 30. The exhibit is part of Tucson’s birthday celebrations (see tucsons

The exhibit will include toys of the pioneer days, artifacts from the turn-of-the-century time capsule, memorabilia from the war years of the ’30s and ’40s, and a 1950s Bar Mitzvah story. Visitors are invited to pull up a chair to Mrs. Cohen’s Shabbat table and share their own stories.

The Jewish History Museum is located at 564 S. Stone Ave., and is open Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 1-5 p.m.; Fridays, noon to 3 p.m.; and by appointment. Admission is $5; admission is always free for members of the museum, students with I.D. and children under 12. For more information, call 670-9073 or visit