24 2021

Gellman American Dream: Creating Family Archives

2:00PM - 3:30PM  

The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County 310 Mounts Corner Dr
Freehold, NJ 07728
7322526990 info@jhmomc.org

Contact Grace Toy

$ Cost $ 5.00

The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County presents Gellman American Dream: a documentary and talk by Gary Gellman on creating Family Archives. It is a Zoom presentation on Sunday, January 24, at 2 PM. Admission is $5 for members, $7 non-members. To make a reservation, please call the Museum at 732-252-6990.

This documentary features Gellman’s family, who were Jewish immigrant farmers during the first half of the 20th century. In addition, Mr. Gellman will discuss how families can create their own family history documentary. He will provide guidance about the creation process and how he collected all the materials necessary to put the documentary together. From old family movies to newspaper articles, Gellman will detail the entire process.

“We recorded interviews with family members in their 80s and 90s, incorporated old film reels, photographs, media publications, and created a 30-minute piece that documents our family history said Gellman. “Our Jewish history came alive as we produced this documentary and uncovered our fascinating past. It is indeed remarkable what Jewish farmers needed to do to survive.”

Gary Gellman, founder of Gellman Images in 1989, has been featured nationally in newspapers, magazines, and on radio. This includes appearing on CBS’s The Early Show Indianapolis, ABC’s Good Morning Las Vegas, Action News-Early Edition, NBC’s 10, and News 12’s Daytime Edition, to discuss the multi-media industry. He has been a featured speaker at conven-tions in Las Vegas, Philadelphia, and Atlantic City. Gellman completed his broadcasting and journalism studies at The College of New Jersey.

Funding has been made possible in part by a general operating support grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a Division of the Department of State, through grant funds administered by the Monmouth County Historical Commission.