NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (Oct. 31, 2016) – The Museum of Arts & Culture at New Rochelle High School will host a traveling exhibit featuring rare photographs and representations of historical events from the life of Anne Frank.
“Anne Frank: A History for Today” tells the story of the German-born Jewish teenager whose diary about life under Nazi occupation has been translated into more than 60 languages. It is presented by the New Rochelle Fund for Educational Excellence and will be on display Nov. 1 to Dec. 7.
Museum hours will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday. The museum will also be open in the evenings on Nov. 3, 10, 17 and 21. The exhibit will include a small room recreated to look like the one Anne lived in.
Events are free and open to the public.
The Museum of Arts and Culture is a program of the New Rochelle Fund for Educational Excellence. It is the only accredited museum housed in a high school in New York State.
“We are thrilled to bring this exciting and inspiring exhibit to our students and the broader New Rochelle and Westchester community,” said Steve Silverman, board chair of the fund. “The lessons that Anne Frank taught us are as relevant now as they were over 70 years ago.”
The exhibit will have the following highlights:
• An opening reception with guided tours will take place Nov. 3 between 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
• The film, “My Italian Secret: The Forgotten Heroes,” will be screened at the Linda Kelly Theater at 7 p.m., Nov. 21, followed by a discussion. The evening will commemorate Kristallnacht, the November night in 1938 when Nazis vandalized synagogues and Jewish property, and killed nearly 100 Jews.
• “A Conversation with Anne and Martin” will be performed at the Linda Kelly Theater at 7 p.m. on Nov. 29. The play, from the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect, will be performed with actors playing Anne Frank and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The New Rochelle Fund for Educational Excellence is a collaborative effort between Superintendent of Schools, members of the Board of Education and community leaders, and has been in existence since 1998. It supports aspects of public education that fall outside the normal operating budget, and is primarily run by volunteers.
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