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Encounters with the "Holy Land"

  • 72 Touro St
  • Newport, RI 02840
  • Phone (401) 847-4794
  • Dates: May 30, 2019
  • Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Price: Free and open to the public

Dr. Beth Wenger, Moritz and Josephine Berg Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania, will discuss American interpretations of the “holy land” by examining American tourism and travel to pre-state Israel, the representation of the holy land in exhibitions and world fairs, and the symbols and the public culture of American Zionism.
A reception following the lecture will include an interfaith discussion on what the holy land means to people of different faiths.
Reservations required: (401) 847-4794 x207 or
Free and open to the public.