The North Carolina State Capitol will host the traveling exhibit “Down Home: Jewish Life in North Carolina” from April 1st to May 31st, 2022. Visitors to the Capitol can see this exhibit Monday-Friday, 9-5 and Saturdays 10-5.
On Monday, April 4th at 7pm, visitors are invited to an exhibit opening for "Down Home" taking place at the Capitol. This event will feature a talk from historian and exhibit curator Dr. Leonard Rogoff. It is free and open to the public, but we do ask that participants register by visiting https://www.eventbrite.com/e/down-home-jewish-life-in-north-carolina-traveling-exhibit-opening-tickets-244710855757
For more than 400 years, Jews have shaped North Carolina life. Along the way, they themselves were transformed as Jewish culture and traditions encountered Southern customs and manners. North Carolina Jews grounded their lives in timeless values—family, community, faith, learning—but here these values took on new meanings and inflections that blended past and present.
This exhibit was created by Jewish Heritage North Carolina. Jewish Heritage North Carolina is the only statewide independent organization dedicated to collecting, preserving and presenting the history of the Jewish people of our state. For more information about Jewish Heritage North Carolina, please visit https://jewishnc.org.
The State Capitol’s mission is to preserve and interpret the history, architecture and function of the 1840 building and Union Square. It is within the Division of State Historic Sites within the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, and located at One Edenton Street, Raleigh. For additional information please call or visit https://historicsites.nc.gov/