To learn more about our Field Trip programs contact us at HERC@MilwaukeeJewish.org.
2017-2018 FIF Dates & Locations (All programs are held from 9:30am-12pm)
*A $30 non-refundable deposit to hold your group’s reservation is required.
Jewish Museum Milwaukee is proud to bring back this popular, original exhibit after its first US tour. In 1997, the Strnad family in Milwaukee found an envelope bearing the Nazi seal while cleaning out their mother’s basement. Inside was a letter from 1939 written by Paul Strnad. Paul asked his cousin Alvin to help him secure an affidavit for he and his wife, Hedy, to escape Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia. Paul explained that Hedy was a dressmaker and included eight of her designs as proof of her talent.
Paul and Hedy did not survive the Holocaust. But her dress designs did. Realizing the letter’s significance, the family donated it to Milwaukee’s Jewish Historical Society. When the Jewish Museum Milwaukee opened in 2008, it became part of its permanent collection. In 2014, the museum worked with the Milwaukee Repertory Theater to bring Hedy’s designs to life. Currently traveling around the country, a digital version of the exhibit allows visitors all over the world to learn about Hedy’s story. With additional, never-before-seen content, it will continue to inspire children and adults alike.
*$25 group rate + $3 per student Museum entrance fee is required.
Please contact our office at 414-963-2710 to discuss available dates for the 2017-2018 school year.
*A discounted $5 per student Museum entrance fee is required. Travel subsidies are available.