This new exhibition from the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford is on display at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center on the Storrs Campus between October 4 - 30, 2019. The exhibition is accessible Monday through Friday, between 8.30 am and 6 pm.
About the exhibition:
To celebrate the centennial anniversary of women's suffrage, the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center and the Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life present Trailblazer: Connecticut Jewish Women Making History. This exhibition celebrates the successes and contributions of women in history in the United States and around the world. This traveling exhibition - developed and curated by the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford - highlights the stories of 12 female pioneers, teaching us what it meant, and what it means to be a Trailblazer.
From women's rights activists to artists, journalists, and health and education reformers, these pioneering women overcame obstacles of gender, social class, and religious identity to make changes that continue to impact our lives today. Some of these women include Beatrice Fox Auerbach, Esther Rome, and Rebecca Affachiner.
This exhibition was partially funded by a grant from the Beatrice Fox Auerbach Fund/Koopman Share at the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford and the generosity of individual donors. It debuted in the Mandell Jewish Community Center on September 3, 2019.