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"Making a Place" at the Butler Center

Posted By on Thu, Mar 8, 2012 at 4:58 PM

Martha Alman
  • Martha Alman

An exhibit that focuses on Jewish history in Arkansas opens tomorrow in the Arkansas Studies Institute's Butler Center main gallery. Reception is 5-8 p.m. Friday, for 2nd Friday Art Night.

"Making a Place: The Jewish Experience in Arkansas" will included photographs and other artifacts to that illustrate Jewish immigration, their initial isolation, and eventual assimilation and success in business here.

The Arkansas Studies Institute is an apt place to present the exhibition, given the building's Concordia Hall, which served as a social gathering place for Jewish residents in the late 19th century.

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