Address: 114 Whitney Ave., New Haven, CT
Photo: Anni Albers Holding “Under Way,”credit – John T. Hill, Courtesy of Josef and Anni Albers Foundation
For Women’s History Month, the New Haven Museum will host a traveling exhibit from the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford that features trailblazing Connecticut Jewish women who overcame obstacles of gender, social class, and religious identity to carve their own paths. “Trailblazer: Connecticut Jewish Women Making History” will be on view March 1-31, 2023, during regular museum hours. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 10 am to 5 pm; Saturday, 12 noon to 5 pm. Last entry is at 4 pm.
The exhibit consists of large panels telling the stories of 12 groundbreaking women who persevered despite untold challenges. From women’s rights activists to artists, journalists, and health and education reformers, they all overcame barriers to make changes that still impact lives today: Rebecca Affachiner; Anni Albers; Beatrice Fox Auerbach; Rabbi Jody Cohen; Annie Fisher; Miriam Karpilove; Ellen Ash Peters; Matilda Rabinowitz; Esther Rome; Betty Ross; Sophie Tucker and Florence Wald.