Judaism in Early Modern England and 20th Century Virginia

Agecroft Hall & Gardens and Virginia Holocaust Museum partner to present Judaism in Early Modern England and 20th Century Virginia.

Starting with the expulsion of the Jews in 1290, those of the Jewish faith still remaining in England led a life of secrecy, forced conversions, and discrimination. This tour focuses on the 16th and 17th centuries, discussing their eventual re-entry, professions held, stereotypes associated with their work, and, of course, William Shakespeare’s Shylock.

Megan Ferenczy, Director of Education at the Virginia Holocaust Museum, will continue the tour in the Williams Library with a uniquely-Richmond story to tie the past and present together. She will discuss 20th century antisemitism and how a local Richmond family responded to it in 1930s Europe.

Tours take place on Thursday, March 5th and Thursday, March 12th from 6:00pm-7:30pm. Tickets are $10 and must be purchased in advance. Click here to purchase tickets.

Event is free for Agecroft Hall Annual Pass holders and Virginia Holocaust Museum members.

Agecroft Hall

4305 Sulgrave Road
Richmond, VA 23221

Experience Agecroft Hall, a majestic Tudor mansion brought to Virginia piece by piece from Manchester, England.

The home is located on 23 beautifully landscaped acres overlooking the James River in the neighborhood of Windsor Farms, not far from downtown Richmond.

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