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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Truth of Words: A Historical Museum Exhibit

Last year I created a museum exhibit based on a letter written by Moses Seixas and the answer that one congregation received after George Washington visited Newport in August 1790, three months after Rhode Island joined the United States.

Although it's not archaeology, it is history and heritage, and here at Ancient Digger I like to share both.

If you have questions after you take a look, please feel free to leave comments below.

Truth of Words: How One Congregation Spoke and Every Listened


  1. Chernos Lin, Rachel. "The Rhode Island Slave-Traders: Butchers, Bakers and Candlestick-Makers." Slavery & Abolition: A Journal of Slave and Post-Slave Studies. 23.3 (2002): 21-38. Print. 
  2. Diner, Hasia R. The Jews of the United States. London: University of California Press,2004.
  3. Haas, William P. "Touro Synagogue." Community Scholar Publications. Paper 7 (2010):1-7. Web. 13 Apr. 2012. 
  4. Haynes, Charles C. Religion in American History: What to Teach and How. Alexandria: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1990. eBook. 
  5. "History of Touro Synagogue." Touro Synagogue. Congregation Jeshuat Israel, TouroSynagogue Foundation, and George Washington Institute for Religious Freedom, n.d.Web. 17 Mar 2012. 
  6. Main Street, Westerly, Rhode Island, 1900s. N.d. Photograph. Family Old Photos, Westerly.Schor, Esther H . Emma Lazarus . 1st ed. New York: Random House, Inc, 2006. 5. Print.
  7. Seixas, Moses. “Address to the President from the Hebrew Congregation.” The Papers ofGeorge Washington. University of Virginia, 18 August 1790. Web
  8. Sephardi Jews. 2009. Photograph. Wikipedia.
  9. Tombstone of Moses Seixas at Newport, R. l.. N.d. Photograph. Jewish Encyclopedia.
  10. Washington, George. "GW's Reply to the Hebrew Congregation." The Papers of George Washington. University of Virginia, 18 August 1790. Web. 16 Mar 2012.


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