Emma Lazarus, who wrote "The New Colossus" and helped make the Statue of Liberty into a sign of welcome for new immigrants, is the subject of an exhibit at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Battery Park City. The exhibit features letters Lazarus wrote, along with a notebook in which she copied her famous poem shortly before she died.
The Museum of Jewish Heritage is open Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5:45 p.m., Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $7 for students. Children under 12 are admitted for free.