The National Museum of American Jewish History, on Independence Mall in Philadelphia, presents educational programs and experiences that preserve, explore, and celebrate the history of Jews in America. Its purpose is to connect Jews more closely to their heritage and to inspire in people of all backgrounds a greater appreciation for the diversity of the American Jewish experience and the freedoms to which Americans aspire.
Did you know that a lot of your favorite Philly events are made possible by federal arts funding? There are more than ten ACCESS Admission locations in Philadelphia that are also National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and /or National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grantees. That means that these locations offer $2 admission to ACCESS Card holders AND that they receive federal funding that supports education, the arts, and humanities.
The NEA is an independent federal agency who gives funding and support to Americans through opportunities to participate in, cultivate, and develop art in all its forms. Without the NEA, many programs and activities that are essential to the fabric of the vibrant cultures alive in America will no longer be available. Along with NEA, the NEH is highly influential in the success and sustained progress of many of the Philadelphian institutions, programming, and education.