December 8, 2013
Faith and Freedom in the Civil War
Sunday December 8th at 1pm
Dollar Days – Admission to the Museum is $1!
Join Barbara Franco, Founding Executive Director of the newly-opened Gettysburg Seminary Ridge Museum, as she explores how the religious foment, innovation and change wrought by the Second Great Awakening influenced thinking about moral issues of war and slavery, and how Americans of all faiths who met at Gettysburg grappled not only with life and death, but with divergent ideas of faith and freedom that would shape the nation’s future.
A graduate of Bryn Mawr College and the Cooperstown Graduate Program in Museum Studies, Barbara Franco has worked in museums and historical organizations throughout her career. She is currently Executive Director of the Seminary Ridge Museum, which opened on July 1, 2013 on the campus of the Lutheran Theological Seminary of Gettysburg — one of the lasting legacies of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg and the American Civil War. To learn more about the Museum, head to their website here.
Call Trillion Attwood at 410-732-6400 x215 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
December 15, 2013
BUS TOUR: Civil War Sites of Baltimore
Sunday, December 15th at 9:00am, doors open 8:30am at The Jewish Museum of Maryland
Led by Maryland Civil war expert Daniel Carroll Toomey
Cost: $48, $40 for members
Join the cavalry! (we’ll provide the “horse”)
Baltimore Civil War Bus Tour
Learn Baltimore’s Civil War history first hand with this exclusive bus tour led by prominent Maryland historian and author Daniel Carroll Toomey. We will explore both well-known and forgotten Baltimore sites and discover the ways in which this war has been memorialized in our “Monument City.” The tour will include stops at the Jewish Museum of Maryland and the Maryland Historical Society for guided tours of two special Civil War exhibits.
Daniel Carroll Toomey is the author of several books on Maryland and the Civil War and is currently the Guest Curator at the B&O Railroad Museum.
Tickets for this exclusive, one-time bus tour are $48 a person ($40 for members), which includes entrance to both museums and kosher lunch. Seats are limited, so book your ticket early! For more information and to register for the tour, contact Trillion Attwood at email@example.com / 410-732-6400 x215.
December 22, 2013
Rabbi Chaplain Ferdinand Sarner
A Rabbi at Gettysburg: Chaplain Ferdinand Sarner, German Jews, and the Civil War
Speaker Rabbi Joseph S. Topek
Sunday, December 22nd at 2:00pm
Program included with Museum admission
Did you know there were no Jewish Chaplains in the American Military before the Civil War? The establishment of a Jewish military chaplaincy was a significant accomplishment for the nascent American Jewish community during the Civil War. Ferdinand Sarner was the only rabbi to serve as a regimental chaplain on the battlefield. Rabbi Joseph S. Topek exciting talk will explore Rabbi Sarner’s unusual career as well as look at chaplaincy within the context of German Jewish participation in the Civil War.
Rabbi Joseph S. Topek is Director of the Hillel Foundation for Jewish Life at Stony Brook University and Jewish Chaplain in the University Interfaith Center, of which he is also the Chairman. He is also the Jewish Chaplain at the Long Island State Veterans Home in the Stony Brook University Medical Center.