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Who is Golda Meir?
In early 1969, 70-year-old Golda Meir became the third woman in the 20th Century to emerge as a leader of a nation.
In early 1969, 70-year-old Golda Meir became the third woman in the 20 th Century to emerge as a leader of a nation. And, unlike the women who proceeded her, the Russian-born/American-bred Meir gained her position as Israel ‘s Prime Minister without the benefit of family ties to a famous father or an assassinated husband. Beyond that, Meir was also twice an immigrant to new lands. A fact that continually reminds us that leadership often emerges from the most unlikely places. Her extraordinary life was not without pain or controversy. But it was extraordinary. The Golda Meir House Museum is located on the 1606 side of the duplex. The living room and bedroom serve as exhibit space, while the bathroom and kitchen have been restored in a manner consistent with its appearance when Golda lived there. Original artifacts on display include a mezzuzah, a small container that holds a piece of parchment on which scripture is written. Other relics are a bank statement from Sam Korngold’s business and a pushke, a small box used to collect money for Jewish charities.
A health department notice framed in the bathroom was found on the 1608 side of the house, imploring residents to “bury your dead chickens and stop throwing them in the alley.” The bathtub is also original to the house.
Another interesting item is the square oak table in the kitchen, which was manufactured locally by the Denver Furniture and Carpet Company. The feather duster was also produced in Colorado, handmade by the Capitol Brush factory. The kitchen stove has been loaned to the museum by the Colorado State Historical Society