Upcoming Events

Jun 14th

A Flag Day Celebration and Talk

Flag Day at the JMM

Sunday, June 14, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m. Speaker: Michelle Pagan 

Included with Museum Admission

 

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Help us bid a fond farewell to The A-Mazing Mendes Cohen this Flag Day. We will have something for everyone with flag related activities throughout the day. Test your knowledge on our state flags, design your own flag and make your own star spangled banner to fly this Flag Day. Then at 1:00 p.m. Michelle Pagan, will be delivering her presentation Thirteen Paper Stars: What it Takes to Display a Two Hundred Year Old Flag.  Read more about Pagan’s program here.


Jun 14th

Thirteen Paper Stars: What it Takes to Display a Two Hundred Year Old Flag

Sunday, June 14th at 1:00 p.m.

Speaker: Michelle Pagan, conservator

Included with Museum Admission

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The American flag currently on display at the JMM is unique in several ways: made of Egyptian cotton, at a time when American flags were always made of wool, 13 paper stars, and only 11 stripes, but why?

 

Explore the story of how this mysterious flag came into the collection of the JMM, and what techniques have been used to exhibit it safely at the Museum. You will have a chance to pose questions to the Collections Manager, and to the Textile Conservator who made this flag to make it available for viewing today.

 

Michele Pagan is a Conservator in Private Practice, and a Professional Associate of the American Institute for Conservation.  She has been conserving textiles since 1984, with clients such as the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, the National Museum of American History, the Valentine Museum in Richmond VA, and the State of Vermont, where she conserved the Civil War Flag collection. She practices conservation in Washington DC and Brookfield Vermont.


Jun 21st

Schnapps with Pops

Sunday, June 21st

2:00 p.m. National Archives Tour, 700 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC – FREE

6:00 p.m. Schnapps with Pops at the JMM – $10

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Join us to celebrate Father’s Day with a two-part exploration of the history of alcohol in America. First, visit the National Archives’ latest exhibit Spirited Republic: Alcohol in American History with JMM executive Director Marvin Pinkert. Marvin will take you on a tour of this must-see exhibit at the institution he one called home.

 

Then come back to the JMM for a whiskey tasting and talk, “The Forgotten Jewish Heritage of American Whiskey.”

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RSVPs required for the visit to the National Archives and preferred for the evening at the JMM. Transportation is not included. It is not necessary to attend both programs.

To rsvp please contact Trillion Attwood: call 410-732-6400 or email tattwood@jewishmuseummd.org.