Sunday, May 6, 2018, 1:15 pm - 4:30 pm
7713 Lead MIne Road
Raleigh, NC 27615
Where Are We Going?
Two part event
Part 1: Mordecai House tour 2:00-3:00 pm
Part 2: Historic Jewish Raleigh van tour 3:00-4:00 PM
Part 1: Mordecai House tour
Admission to house: adult – $5.00; senior & youth – $3.00
Built in 1785, this is the oldest residence in Raleigh on its original foundation, and is a registered historical landmark.
Its original owner, Moses Mordecai, a lawyer was descended from a prominent Jewish family. His grandfather, (1707–1781) emigrated from Germany, and was not only one of the original three hundred Jewish families in the US, but was one of the few Ashkenazic families. Jacob Mordecai, Moses’ father, founded a girls’ school in Warrenton, NC. Descendants of Moses lived in the house until 1967 when the city purchased it and Raleigh Historic Sites Commission developed it as a historic park, preserving many original Mordecai furnishings, as well Mordecai family papers and library.
Part 2: Historic Jewish Raleigh – one hour van tour
Historian Barbara Freedman will lead a tour highlighting historic locations of Jewish Raleigh going back to when the first Jewish families settled here.
***Please note that registration is for transportation ONLY. You must pay entrance fee to Mordecai House.
RSVP by 4/26
Bus Fare Cost:
JCC Members: Free
General Community: $5
*This trip is made possible by a BJH Foundation grant.*