June 14, 2012

Our Lady in Mystic

Early this week, we visited the Gerda III, our Danish Rescue boat, which is moored at Mystic Seaport.  A gift from the Danish Parliament, Gerda was a lighthouse tender that ferried Jews to Sweden during the rescue in 1943.  The conditions in New York Harbor (traffic, wake, etc.) make it impossible for us to have Gerda nearby as origniially planned.  We are grateful that she has such a comfortable home in Mystic.

June 7, 2012

Space Shuttle

Space Shuttle Enterprise Passes by the Museum (Photo: Frank Camporeale)

You never know what you will see outside our windows.... Yesterday, the space shuttle made its way up the Hudson River to its new home on board the USS Intrepid.

June 6, 2012

An Extraordinary Woman

DGM and Dr. Ruth (Photo: Tim Boxer)

Last night we (along with more than 200 guests) celerated Dr. Ruth Westheimer's 84th birthday at the Museum.  As part of the festivities, we had a screening (the US premier) of the Dr. Ruth episode from the BBC series, Extraordinary Women.  In case anyone had any question of her having earned inclusion in the series, Ruth's performance in the post-screening discussion with me on stage dispelled any doubt.