Down Home: Jewish Life in North Carolina
Levine Museum of the New South presents Down Home: Jewish Life in North Carolina, an exhibit that chronicles Jewish life in the Tar Heel state from colonial times to the present. This traveling exhibit is part of the first major effort to document and present more than 400 years of Jewish life in North Carolina. Produced and organized by the Jewish Heritage Foundation of North Carolina (JHFNC), Down Home shows how Jews have integrated into Tar Heel life by blending their own traditions into Southern culture, while preserving their ethnic and religious traditions. The exhibit, which features artifacts, recreated environments and personal stories, was designed by one of the top exhibit developers in the country, Darcie Fohrman, known locally for her design of COURAGE and Changing Places for the Museum.
Down Home is generously underwritten by the Leon Levine Foundation, Sandra and Leon Levine, the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, and the Tannenbaum-Sternberger Foundation, with in-kind support from Duke University.
The exhibit will be on display at Levine Museum Feb. 25 through Sept. 9, 2012, and include related programming and additional companion exhibits, thanks to generous support from the Gorelick Family, and media sponsor Our State magazine.