Newest Exhibits

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Exhibits Recently Opened

Harriet Ashim Choynski, Early Jewish Pioneer Educator of San Francisco

Rosa Fassel Sonneschein, Early Zionist & Newspaper Publisher

Moritz & “Jetta” Freund and the Freund Baking Company of St. Louis, Missouri from 1856

Alfred Arndt: Jewish Religious Functionary of Early Los Angeles

Judah P. Davies: Pioneer Jewish Auctioneer of Victoria, BC

Alexander Aaron Phillips: First Recorded Jewish Resident of Victoria, 1858

Judah Benjamin: Pioneer Louisiana Jewish Lawyer, First Jewish U.S. Senator, & Secretary of State of the Confederacy

Judah Touro: Early Jewish Businessman & Phianthopist of Louisiana

United Hebrew Congregation of St. Louis: The First Synagogue West of the Mississippi

William Gallick, Jewish Pioneer Wholesale Liquor Distributor of Butte, Montana

David Goldberg/Granger, Jewish Pioneer Jeweler and Broker of Butte, Montana

Adolph H. Heilbronner, Jewish Pioneer Railroad Agent of Butte, Montana

Isaac A. Heilbronner, Second Generation Merchandiser & Miner of Butte, Montana

Jacob Schiffman, Jewish Pioneer with a Sweet Tooth of Butte, Montana

A. A. Sheurman, Jewish Pioneer Newspaperman & Theater Advertiser of Butte, Montana

Isador Strasburger, Jewish Pioneer Merchant of Butte, Montana

Gustave Weinstock, Successful Jewish Merchant of Butte, Montana

The Oklahoma Exhibition Hall is now open

Isaac & Sadie Wax, Pioneer Merchants of Rural Utah

Early Pioneer Jews of Davenport, Iowa

Early Jewish Pioneers of Des Moines, Iowa

Samuel Newhouse, Mining Magnate and Entrepreneur of Salt Lake City, Utah

Herman M. Jacobs, Early Jewish Pioneer Merchant of Tehachapi & Mojave

Max Littmann, Jewish Hero of Indian Wars in the “Wagon Box Fight”

Adolph Gluck, Early Pioneer Jewish Entrepreneur & Mayor of Dodge City, Kansas

Julius and Fanny Brooks, the First Jewish Settlers of Salt Lake City

Anna Rich Marks, Jewish Mining Investor and Real Estate Entrepreneur of Early Utah

Isaac & Jacob Isaacson Original Pioneer Brothers of Isaacson/Nogalas, Arizona) [Updated by family]

Alex Ratner, Founder of Ratner’s Deli in NYC, Early Jewish Pioneer in the San Fernando Valley

The Roos Family: Pioneer Merchants of San Francisco & Virginia City

Simon Blum, Pioneer Master Merchant of Martinez, California

Simon Wolf, Pioneer Master Merchant of Contra Costa County

Samuel & Albert S. Lavenson: Two Generations of Jewish Pioneer Merchandisers

Congregation B’nai Israel, the Oldest Synagogue in Sacramento

Joseph Rodrigues Brandon, Pioneer Lawyer and Activist of San Francisco

Julius J. Mack, Jewish Pioneer of the San Joanquin Valley & San Francisco, California

Kaufman Green Family, Founders of the Oldest Men’s Clothing Store in San Luis Obispo (1875-19??)

Louis Sloss: Jewish 49er Pioneer of San Francisco & Alaska [Major upgrade]

Julius Jacobs, Pioneer Merchant, Insurance Salesman, and Assistant United States Treasurer

The Levy Brothers: Pioneer Chiropodists/Podiatrists of San Francisco & Aurora

The Goldbergs: Two Generation Jewish Pioneers of Jefferson, Texas

Jacob Davis: Pioneer Jewish Tailor of Nevada & His Copper Rivets

David Livingston, Dry Goods Merchant of San Francisco & San Bernardino

Herman Lehmann: Jewish “Little Big Man” Apache & Comanche

Moses A. Gunst: United Cigar Stores, San Francisco – Newly Sent Photo

Lazard Coblentz: Pioneer Jewish Whiskeyman of Portland, Oregon

Isidor Bush, Jewish Pioneer: “A Man for all Seasons,” St. Louis, Missouri


Meier & Frank Department Store of Portland Oregon

Charles Spivak: Pioneer Jewish Doctor of Denver, Colorado

Temple Israel of Leadville, Colorado: Once the Highest Synagogue in America

The Shwayder Family: From Back-Pack Peddling to Samsonite Luggage, Denver

The Auerbachs: Jewish Pioneer Department Store Family of Salt Lake City

The Gumps: From Picture Frames to San Francisco’s Most Exclusive Store