The Great Kitchen Tool Mystery
Where: Museum at Eldridge Street
12 Eldridge St.
212-219-0888 Price: $8-$14
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Sometimes a seemingly simple household object holds the key to a secret history! Historian and author Richard Rabinowitz shares the remarkable story of his mother’s bottle opener and how it led him on a twisting, turning journey from New York to Poland to Canada to Vermont – touching on immigration history, the labor movement and, oddly enough, the invention of Crisco! Rabinowitz’s story will provide a thrilling guide for anyone interested in learning how to use simple objects to construct family histories and connections to larger historical narratives. Plus, experts from the Center for Jewish History will share tips on how to preserve your own family ephemera for the next generation.Buy tickets/get more info now