Upcoming Events


October 5, 2014

Premium Members Salon: Mendes Cohen


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.

Start: October 5, 2014 5:00 pm
End: October 5, 2014 7:00 pm

October 12, 2014

A Star-Spangled New Year


Sunday, October 12, 1:00 p.m.

Author Tovah S. Yavin

Included with Museum Admission


Explore the Jewish experience at Fort McHenry with children’s author Tovah S. Yavin. Learn how the events inspired Francis Scott Key and what his famous poem meant to America’s Jewish community at the time.

Start: October 12, 2014 1:00 pm
End: October 12, 2014 2:30 pm

October 19, 2014

Book Talk: In Full Glory Reflected


Sunday, October 19th, 1pm


With Author Burt Kummerow


 Included with Museum Admission


We are pleased to be welcoming to the JMM, Burt Kummerow , the director of the Maryland Historical Society, our partner institution for The A-Mazing Mendes Cohen. Mr. Kummerow, an expert on Maryland history, will explore the many 1812 Chesapeake stories from the “Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail”  that he has collected for his book In Full Glory Reflected: Discovering the War of 1812 in the Chesapeake.


photo 3Burton K. Kummerow Began his career studying Rome and Greece and especially Pompeii, he went on to early America. He helped found the Living History Movement and has been a writer and popular speaker, public television producer, museum director and rock musician. As the President of Historyworks, Inc. based in Maryland, he is a multi-faceted public historian who uses a wide range of skills and experience to bring history to the general public.  He was a principal consultant to the French and Indian War 250th Anniversary Consortium. He is the author of four books; War for Empire, Heartland, Pennsylvania’s Forbes Trail, and In Full Glory Reflected, Discovering the War of 1812 in the Chesapeake. Presently, Kummerow is the President and CEO of the Maryland Historical Society.




Start: October 19, 2014 1:00 pm
End: October 19, 2014 2:30 pm