The Siskin Museum of Religious Artifacts, operated by Siskin Children’s Institute, houses hundreds of religious artifacts and is open to the public free of charge Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. It is inside Siskin Children’s Institute at 1101 Carter St.
The museum is home to over 400 religious pieces, 247 Judaic and 140 Christian, ranging from the 16th to the 20th century. Other religions and philosophies represented in the museum are Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Confucianism among others. Each artifact was hand-picked in Europe by, Rabbi Harris Swift, a close friend of Mose and Garrison Siskin.
The Siskin brothers, who were members of the Jewish faith, believed that if you could understand a person's religious views, you could know that person more fully. The Siskin brothers’ belief in preserving and appreciating the many religions of the world lives on in the Siskin Museum of Religious Artifacts.
Resources are available to ensure maximum satisfaction while visiting the museum. Each artifact has a QR code that can be scanned with a smart phone, which will provide an informational summary of the piece.
For more information about the Siskin Museum of Religious Artifacts, please call 648-1700. For more information about Siskin Children’s Institute, visit www.siskin.org