Upcoming Exhibitions


Jewish Refugees and Shangai
February 3 – March 17, 2019

Welcome to the Jewish Museum of Maryland!

Welcome to The Jewish Museum of Maryland, America’s leading museum of regional Jewish history, culture and community, located in downtown Baltimore, blocks from the Inner Harbor. Here at the JMM, visitors can uncover the roots of Jewish history in our landmark historic sites – the Lloyd Street Synagogue, built in 1845, now the nation’s third oldest surviving synagogue and B’nai Israel Synagogue, built in 1876 and still home to a vibrant congregation.

Our Museum Campus includes three exhibition galleries featuring fascinating and diverse exhibitions that explore in depth, the Jewish American experience. The Museum offers a wide range of programs and special events for children, adults, and families as well as a research library and family history center.  We invite students of all ages to experience the rich vitality of Jewish culture and heritage on and off-site through our education programs.

News & Closures:

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Due to limited seating and popularity, we strongly encourage all our visitors, including Members, to purchase/reserve tickets for events in advance.


Upcoming Events:

Mrs. Houdini: The Woman Behind the Magician

Sunday, July 29, 2018 at 1:00pm

Speaker: Victoria Kelly, author of Mrs. Houdini

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The legacy of Harry Houdini has captivated millions of people, but his wife has remained mostly in the shadows. Bess Houdini, in assistant in Harry’s earliest performances, was responsible for much of the magician’s success, and the two were rarely apart. What Bess Houdini became most known for were her extensive attempts to contact Harry after his death in 1926. Book signing to follow the talk. Copies of Mrs. Houdini are available for purchase at Esther’s Place, the JMM gift shop.

American Immigration During Houdini’s Day, 1878-1924

Sunday, August 19, 2018 at 1:00pm

Speaker: Dr. Nicholas Fessenden, Baltimore Immigration Museum

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Erich Weiss (who would become the great Harry Houdini) landed in New York with his family in 1878 at the tender age of four, part of a wave of mass immigration that would expand to over 24 million new arrivals to the shores of American by 1914. Join us as Dr. Nicholas Fessenden explores the impact this wave of immigration had on the United States and its immigration policies – particularly the birth of a restrictionist movement and Congressional quotas that lasted from the 1920s to the 1960s.

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On the Blog:


From the beginning the Inescapable: The Life and Legacy of Harry Houdini exhibit has been full of coincidences and surprises and  the surprises didn’t end on opening day.  Here is an amazing story from last week. . . read more.