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Spring Cleaning: A Centuries-Old Chore

Spring Cleaning: A Centuries-Old Chore

At this time of year, in the days before Passover begins, many observant Jews are busy cleaning. But it’s not just the usual spring cleaning. Their goal is to clear the home of any trace of chametz, which are leavened foods that may not be eaten during the eight days of Passover. This includes bread, […]

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Things we miss: stories in gold silk

Things we miss: stories in gold silk

This post was written by curator and archivist Nancy Johnson.  It’s been many weeks now since we’ve been at the Museum, and I find myself wanting to enjoy some of my favorite artifacts there – not just the items on display in our permanent exhibition, but also some of the treasures that are tucked away […]

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Banking swag from 100 years ago

Banking swag from 100 years ago

The digital age has changed a lot about our lives. Take banking, for example. Once upon a time, nearly every wage-earning employee was handed a physical check on payday that needed to be deposited or cashed at a bank branch or check cashing business. To spend money, you needed to withdraw cash from a bank […]

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