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Hartford’s Jewish historical society appoints new director

WEST HARTFORD – Elizabeth Rose, president of the Connecticut League of History Organzations, the largest organization dedicated to bringing together Connecticut historical societies, organizations and museums, has been named executive director of the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford (JHSGH), it was announced recently by JHSGH President Lance Goldberg.

An author and academic, Rose has a longstanding interest in Jewish and women’s history. Her book on the history of child care began with research into a Jewish settlement house in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 

A graduate of Swarthmore College with a degree in history, Rose earned a Ph.D. in history from Rutgers University. She later completed a Masters degree in library Science at Southern Connecticut State University. 

Prior to joining JHSGH, Rose served for eight years as library director for the Fairfield Museum and History Center, where she helped develop the archives, assisted researchers, helped develop exhibitions and wrote grants for museum programs.

Elizabeth Rose may be contacted at erose@jewishhartford. org.

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