National Building Museum

Book Talk and Signing: The Borscht Belt

Thursday, December 21, 2017
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Members must be signed in to access discounts. For instructions click here.

Indoor-Pool-Grossingers-Catskill-Resort-and-Hotel-Liberty,-NWalk-in registration begins at 5:30 pm.

Witness the fading infrastructure of Borscht Belt hotels and bungalows in the Catskill Mountain region of New York as chronicled by photographer Marisa Scheinfeld. She shares excerpts from her book, The Borscht Belt: Revisiting the Remains of America’s Jewish Vacationland, which captures and celebrates the 1920s to the 1970s when the region was the summer playground for American Jews.

Vacation to the Borscht Belt as a kid? We’d like to hear your stories! Send them to to be featured at the upcoming talk.

$12 Museum, DC Jewish Community Center and Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington Members | $10 Student | $20 Non-member

Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Online registration for Museum programs closes at midnight the day before the scheduled program.

The Museum's award-winning Shop and Firehook Café are open for one hour prior to the start of the program. Shop and Café hours are subject to change.

Indoor Pool Grossingers Catskill Resort and Hotel Liberty, NY. Photo by Marisa Scheinfeld.

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