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Bus tour will examine Douglas history

The Bisbee-Douglas Jewish Cemetery after a 2016 cleanup effort.

The Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona and the Jewish History Museum/Holocaust History Center are sponsoring a bus tour, “Preserving Jewish History in Southern Arizona: An Experiential and Mobile Day of Learning,” on Wednesday, March 11, led by Stuart Mellan, JFSA president and CEO, and Bryan Davis, JHM executive director.

The trip will highlight the Federation’s efforts to restore the historic Bisbee-Douglas Jewish Cemetery. Along with the cemetery, participants will visit the Douglas-Williams House Museum and meet with the head of the Douglas Arizona Historical Society, Cindy Hayostek. JHM scholar-in-residence Max Greenberg will give a presentation, and Thomas Sayler-Brown of SBBL Architecture and Planning will discuss the cemetery restoration efforts.

The cost of the trip is $75, which includes lunch. Space is limited. The bus departs from the museum, 564 S. Stone Ave. at 8 a.m. and returns by 5 p.m. RSVP at or contact Gail Barnhill at or 577-9393.