Saturday, December 8, 2012

Sustainable Saturday - Hanukkah House Binghamton

Tonight it is the first night of Hanukkah.
It's time for a little recycling, this time of a blog post from a couple of years ago.  This post was originally made in 2011, changed slightly to update it

While most of us in the United States are preparing for Christmas, the Jewish people of this country have been celebrating Hanukkah.

In Binghamton, there is a wonderful museum in a historic mansion that opens for a month every year, this year from November 15 to December 27.  Run by volunteers, Hanukkah House is free (but donations are accepted).   Today, I'd like to show you some of the mansion and some of the displays from 2011.  I hope to visit Hanukkah House again this week and if I do, I will post some of those photos.

 Entering the museum, you can see both an overview of the museum and one of the fireplaces of the historic Kilmer Mansion, where the museum is located.  The painting over the fireplace is of the mansion. 

More fireplace detail.
Decorations above the painting of the mansion.
And finally, ceiling detail.

Each year Hanukkah House has a theme.  In 2012, it is "Light in Darkness - Hanukkah During the Holocaust".

On December 15, Hanukkah House will feature a special presentation of a Twilight Zone episode (Rod Serling grew up in Binghamton) that took place during the Holocaust. 

If you are in the Binghamton, New York area, I encourage you to visit Hanukkah House.  Whether or not you are Jewish, you will find a lot to interest you, I promise.

1 comment:

  1. Wishing you light and love and abundance as you begin your Hanukkah celebration, Alana. Barry is with Helen in Orlando, helping her it some home care, so I'm hoping she lights the menorah. Hugs to you and yours! B.

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