Category Archives: Galilee museums

Dona Gracia House in Tiberias – Dona Gracia Museum in Israel

The Dona Gracia Museum in Tiberias portrays the life history of a remarkable woman. Gracia Mendes Nasi, known as Dona Gracia, was born to a Jewish family in Lisbon. Her family fled from Spain to Portugal during the Spanish Inquisition in 1492, but was forcibly converted along with all the other Jews in Portugal in 1497.

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Tel Hai Museum in Israel – Roaring Lion Memorial in Tel Hai – Memorial for Eight Hashomer Guards

The Tel Hai Memorial located in the Upper Galilee in Israel, was built in memory of the eight guards who were killed while defending the Tel Hai settlement. The Museum shows the original buildings and the battle room explains the battle.

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Beit HaShomer Museum in Kfar Giladi – Bar Giora and HaShomer Movement

The Beit HaShomer museum is located in Kibbutz Kfar Giladi in the Upper Galilee. The museum tells the history of the Bar Giora underground security organization, which was established in 1907 to guard the Jewish settlements from Arab attackers. Bar-Giora later became the HaShomer movement, which was the precursor to the Israel defense Forces.

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