Much has been said, written, and documented about the people who settled in New Orleans and the regions beyond. One of those cultures is opening an extensive museum to celebrate their contribution to Southern culture and explain their story.
The Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience has found a home and opened its doors to all who want to learn more about how Jewish people have influenced Southern and particularly New Orleans culture. This is actually not the first iteration of the museum; the original museum opened in 1986 in Utica, Mississippi at the Henry S. Jacobs Camp for children. The museum moved to its new permanent home when Jacobs Camp closed in 2012.
Visitors to The Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience will wind their way through several fascinating exhibitions that illustrate the movement of Jewish people through the American South and how they contributed to their communities. Along the way, there are interactive and educational games, artifacts, and so much more.
You can learn more about MSJE at msje.org.