With Author Tovah Yavin
Explore the Jewish experience at Fort McHenry with children’s author Tovah Yavin, learn about the importance of Jewish participation in the Battle of Baltimore Harbor that helped to win the War of 1812. Participants will discover the connection between Jewish Baltimore, the Star-Spangled Banner and religious freedom in Maryland politics. Plus lean more about role Mendes Cohen played in the War of 1812 and how he almost missed it completely! Carry on the fun after the reading with activities for the whole family.
On the Blog:
Greetings, blog readers! My name is Joanna Church, and I’m the new Collections Manager at the JMM. There’s something a little nerve-wracking about starting a new job; before starting here, I wondered: What will the office be like? How tricky is the commute? Will the new colleagues be pleasant? And is there a coffee maker?* For those of us who work with museum collections, however, there’s one almost-guarantee when joining the staff of a new museum: The collections themselves – no matter what they actually are - will be interesting. In my few weeks here at the JMM, this has definitely proved to be true.... continue reading.
A week before Rosh Hashonah, Education Director Ilene Dackman-Alon and I attended the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) conference in St. Paul, Minnesota. The trip had many virtues – a chance to see some truly innovative museums, a chance to renew and develop acquaintances with colleagues and collaborators, and perhaps, most important, a chance to think about the directions we are taking at JMM through the lens of innovations happening elsewhere in the country…continue reading.