The excellent experience started with an orientation video that has captions. We learned a lot more about Yiddish. In addition, we gained a greater appreciation for preserving books.
Since we were only going to check out the Miami exhibit, we arrived late in the day after our press trip. In hindsight, we both agreed that we would have liked an extra hour to take our time exploring this place. They have a lot of exhibits that will take your time.
Day Trip Ideas
You can combine the trip with the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art (Google Maps) which is adjacent to the Yiddish Book Center.
Our host, Smith College Museum of Art (SMCA), invited us to enjoy a terrific exhibit, Black Refractions: Highlights from The Studio Museum in Harlem. While it was Vicky’s second visit to this museum, it was my first time. Vicky told me it was a pretty good museum and I agree with her. The quality of the artwork on display was excellent. It was a pleasant surprise to see they provided audio transcripts for some of the videos without captions.
Due to bad weather traffic delays, we arrived here an hour before checking in to our hosted bed & breakfast. In hindsight, I would encourage you to plan at least 2 hours to fully appreciate all the exhibits at a leisurely pace. This includes at least 15 minutes for parking.