Steven Spielberg’s foundation has donated $1 million to the National Museum of American Jewish History.
The grant from the Academy Award-winning director’s Righteous Persons Foundation is earmarked for the museum’s $150 million capital campaign. The museum’s new building, to be located on Independence Mall in Philadelphia between the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, is expected to open in 2010.
The new state-of-the-art museum will feature five floors of interactive exhibition space and one of the nation’s largest collections of Jewish Americana, according to the museum’s Web site.
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