October 5, 2014
Sunday, October 5, 5:00pm
This year’s member’s Salon will feature a performance of our latest living history character Mendes Cohen, performed by Grant Cloyd. 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. Mendes was known in later life to stop passers-by to recount these fascinating stories, now is your chance for history to come to life!
This event is open to our Living History circle members and above. Light refreshments will be served.
October 19, 2014
Sunday, October 19th, 1pm
With Author Burt Kummerow
Included with Museum Admission
We are pleased to be welcoming to the JMM Burt Kummerow, director of our partner institution for The A-Mazing Mendes Cohen, Maryland Historical Society. Mr. Kummerow, an expert on Maryland history, will be talking about his book In Full Glory Reflected: Discovering the War of 1812 in the Chesapeake. The book uncovers its gripping stories of devastating raids, heroic defense, gallant privateers, fugitive slaves, and threatened lands.
October 26, 2014
Sunday, October 26th, 1pm
Speaker Dr. Arnold T. Blumberg
Free Fall Baltimore Program!
These days, you don’t have to wait for Halloween to find horror – and especially the living dead – in every corner of pop culture. But where are the Jewish zombies? The mythical golem is an artificially constructed, supernaturally animated liminal being caught between life and death, neither and both at the same time. Jewish folklore often features these creatures in stories of injustice and vengeance. The automaton is impelled by belief in God, but a possible danger to its creator as much as its intended victims. Tales of the golem provide a vital link between the more familiar global legends of the living dead and a Jewish tradition that mingles horror with heroism; it’s time for the golem to get a little respect.
Image: “Prague-golem-reproduction” by user Thander. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.