Thu, Mar 28|
Agecroft Hall & Gardens
SOLD OUT Special Focus Tour: Judaism in Early Modern England and 20th Century Virginia (1)
Agecroft Hall & Gardens and Virginia Holocaust Museum partner to present Judaism in Early Modern England and 20th Century Virginia.
Time & Location
Mar 28, 2019, 6:00 PM
Agecroft Hall & Gardens, 4305 Sulgrave Road, Richmond, VA, USA
About The Event
Starting with the expulsion of the Jews in 1290, those of the Jewish faith still remaining in England led a life of secrecy, forced conversions, and discrimination. This tour focuses on the 16th and 17th century, discussing their eventual re-entry, professions held, stereotypes associated with their work, and, of course, Williams Shakespeare’s character Shylock.
Megan Ferenczy, Director of Education at the Virginia Holocaust Museum, will continue the tour in the Williams Library with a uniquely-Richmond story to tie the past and present together. She will discuss 20th century antisemitism, how a local Richmond family responded to the antisemitism in 1930s Germany and reactions of other Richmonders including the Morton family of Agecroft.
This special event is free for Agecroft Annual Pass holders and Virginia Holocaust Museum members. Annual Pass holders, lease email email@example.com to reserve tickets. VHM members, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve tickets.
This tour is offered again on Thursday, March 28th.
Judaism in Early Modern Eng