Oct 20th

Sunday, October 20, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Standing By Their Flags:  The Two Sided Jewish American Experience During the Civil War

Sunday, October 20th at 1pm


No war in American history has divided the Jewish people as did the Civil War. It caused brother to fight brother and put fathers against sons.  There were civilian and military Jewish leaders on both sides of this conflict. We will take a look at the response of the Jewish communities of America, both North and South including those that fought to protect THEIR FLAG. We will also discuss individuals and groups that made other significant contributions to their side of this bloody

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four year period in our history.  Jews fought proudly and with dignity and valor to protect their personal ideals throughout this major struggle.


A presentation by Barry Steelman. Mr. Steelman is a native Californian, graduate of the United States Naval Academy, veteran of the Vietnam war and a lecturer and writer as well a retired trial attorney.


This is a Let’s Talk About It: Making Sense of the American Civil War partner program! Making Sense of the American Civil War, a reading and discussion series, is a project of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association. Additional support has been provided by the Maryland Humanities Council.



hdr-logoThis is a FREE FALL BALTIMORE event! Admission to the Museum and program is free. Remember, members are free everyday – become a member today! Call Trillion Attwood at 410-732-6402 x215 or email tattwood@jewishmuseummd.org for more information.