November 9, 2014
10am to 5pm Kristallnacht display
1pm Baltimore Museum of Industry Presentation
3pm Technology in the Temple
Help us commemorate the 50th anniversary of the rededication of the Lloyd Street Synagogue with a day that will reveal unexplored sides of the synagogue. We have developed a new tour of the historic Lloyd Street Synagogue, Technology in the Temple. Inspired by our latest exhibit, The A-Mazing Mendes Cohen, the tour will delve into how the technological revelations of Mendes’ lifetime led to the development of this historic landmark. The tour will take place at 3:00pm. If you are unable to attend the tour that day, it will be our Sunday and Monday 3pm tour for the duration of The A-Mazing Mendes Cohen.
We will also be welcoming the Baltimore Museum of Industry for a presentation Mendes’ Baltimore: The Industries that Built a City, which will explore the wider story of the importance of technology in the development of Baltimore.
Our anniversary coincides with the anniversary of Kristallnacht. We are excited to be welcoming Martin Levin Artistic Creations to the museum for a display of his Kristallnacht series. Levin has meticulously recreated the facades of these once wonderful buildings in miniature format. Come and view his series of beautiful handmade synagogues, plus see his two local latest additions, the Lloyd Street Synagogue and B’nai Israel.
Sunday, November 9th, 1pm
Speaker Jack Burkert
Jack Burkert, a museum educator at the Baltimore Museum of Industry, will discuss the industries and technology that played a vital role in the growth and development of Baltimore during Mendes Cohen’s lifetime. Plus after join us for our newest synagogue tour Technology in the Temple.
Jack joined the Baltimore Museum of Industry as a Museum Educator in 2010. Through this employment, he offers educational programs and information to both adults and young people. Jack has made a specialty of adding content and background to his work through research into the history of Baltimore, its port, businesses, people and immigration. A 1969 graduate of the University of Maryland, Jack graduated with honors with a degree in history and education. His working life, some 40+ years, was spent in various educator roles, beginning in the Baltimore City School system, then as a staff member at the Pennsylvania State University, through private employers and then until his retirement a few years ago, in his own consulting firm.
November 16, 2014
Sunday, November 16th, 1pm
With Actor Grant Cloyd
Included with Museum Admission
See history come alive with this performance of our newest Living History character, Mendes Cohen. Mendes, the focus of our newest exhibit The A-Mazing Mendes Cohen, developed in partnership with the Maryland Historical Society, if possibly the most fascinating Baltimorean you have never hear of! Learn more about this fascinating character as he recounts some of his most fascinating anecdotes, including his experience as a defender at Fort McHenry and his time as a world traveler.