|NEW EXHIBIT ABOUT JEWISH MERCHANT|
Presented by Summit Historical Society
|An Untold Story of Summit County: Baron’s General Store, 1899-1928|
This exhibit tells the story of Solomon Baron, an Orthodox Jewish merchant who ran a General Store in Dillon for two decades, beginning in 1899.
An immigrant from Russia to Denver, Silver Plume, and Dillon, Baron maintained a kosher lifestyle in the mountain community in which he was one of only a few Jews.
In addition to telling Baron’s story, the exhibit gives insight into the local buying behavior of Summit County residents.
The exhibit opens June 19th at the 1883 Dillon Schoolhouse, 403 La Bonte St, Dillon, and is open Thursday-Saturday, 11-2. $5.00 donation. Or call to schedule a private tour and talk, 970-468-2207.
RABBI GELFARB INVITES YOU TO READ THE FOLLOWING BOOKS
to better understand and combat racism in all its forms:
- The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas
Books as Letters written to their Afrian American Children
- How to Be An Anti-Racist by Ibram Kendi
- White Fragility: Why it is So Hard for White People to Talk About Race by Robin DiAngelo
- Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria by Dr. Beverly Tatum
In addition, read about the broader Jewish Community’s response to the death of George Flloyd and race-motivated violence in our communities: