Kenneth Hoffman

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Kenneth Hoffman was born in Houston, Texas and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He earned a B.A. and an M.A. in history from Tulane University, and spent a year studying history at the University of Bristol, in Great Britain. Kenneth has worked as a grant writer for the New Orleans Museum of Art and as the curator of education at the Louisiana State Museum. From 2004-06, Kenneth served as president of the Louisiana Association of Museums, leading the association through the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. He recently ended an eighteen-year tenure as director of education at The National WWII Museum, which he helped open on June 6, 2000. Kenneth is currently the executive director of the Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience, which opened in New Orleans in 2021. Kenneth, his wife, and their two daughters live in New Orleans’ Black Pearl neighborhood, yet don’t eat at Camellia Grill nearly enough.

Radio Shows featuring Kenneth Hoffman

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Walking through the Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience

In this episode, Kenneth Hoffman, Executive Director at the Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience, gives us a guided tour and explains in depth how Jews in the American South influenced and were influenced by the cultural heritage of their local communities. Tune in to learn more about the Museum … Read more  

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