Why it’s cool:
1. It’s dynamic: hearing stories from original sources beats slogging through a text-based exhibition. 2. It’s interactive: visitors can add their own stories to the museum’s voice database. 3. It’s tech-friendly: the room is set up as a series of listening pods with no borders; headphones plugged into an iPod touch relays audio from a program that segues into each topic at hand (in exile, first thought of America, adjusting to cultural norms, and so on). 4. It’s illuminating: Did you ever think you’d hear Dr. Ruth’s story of immigration? We didn’t think so.
Listen now to “Dreams of America,” a preview of the audio exhibition Voices of Liberty at the Museum of Jewish Heritage.