Private Tour of NY Historical Society Jewish Deli Exhibition

Private Tour of NY Historical Society Jewish Deli Exhibition

Image Credit: Snack at Manny’s Delicatessen, Chicago IL., 2010. Image Professionals GmbH/Alamy Stock Photo


Join us for a private tour with other Columbia Club members.

Discover how Jewish immigrants, mostly from Central and Eastern Europe, imported and adapted traditions to create a uniquely American restaurant. Learn how Jewish delicatessens became a cornerstone of American food culture. The exhibition and virtual presentation explore the food of immigration, the heyday of the deli in the interwar period, delis and Broadway, stories of Holocaust survivors and war refugees who worked in delis, the shifting and shrinking landscapes of delis across the country, and delis in popular culture.

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Pricing is $27 per person. Registration is limited to 20 individuals. Open to all Columbia Club members and up to one guest. Please email [email protected] if you’re a New York Historical Society Member for a discounted price. We will have an informal lunch after the tour at a nearby deli if there’s enough interest. 

The tickets include full-day Museum admission, individual vouchers for reduced Regular Admission tickets on a future visit, a 10% discount in our Museum Store, and access to our films We Rise and New York Story (pending availability).

We will meet at the membership desk at 11 AM and the tour will start promptly at 11:15 am.

The Museum’s ramp-accessible entrance is located on 77th street at Central Park West. If you arrive before the Museum opens at 11:00, you may visit Parliament Cafe, located just inside the 77th street entrance to the Museum.

Image credit: Reuben’s Delicatessen Menu (autographed by Arnold Reuben),1946, Patricia D Klingenstein Library, New York Historical Society