Upcoming Events

Sep 25th

Doodlers, Dabblers and Artists: Art-Making Workshops at the JMM

Sketching the Collection: Selections from the Jewish Museum of Maryland
Sunday, September 25th from 6:30pm
Instructor Matthew Adelberg
Included with admission – Buy Tickets Now!

 

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Inspired by the beautiful Lloyd Street Synagogue, this series of artist-led workshops will introduce you to a new way of looking at the Jewish Museum of Maryland’s campus and collections.. All skill levels are welcome, and our instructor is experienced in teaching all age ranges so please bring your entire family for a day or relaxation and creation.

No experience necessary! Spots are limited, and registration is strongly encouraged. Email tattwood@jewishmuseummd.org or call 443-873-5177 to reserve your spot today.


Oct 9th

The Great Chicken Soup Cook Off

Sunday, October 9th

Time: 1:00 – 3:30pm

Included with Museum Admission – BUY TICKETS NOW

 

CHicken Soup Image with text

 

Inspired by our current exhibit Beyond Chicken Soup: Jews and Medicine in America the JMM couldn’t resist the opportunity to stage our first ever Great Chicken Soup Cook Off! We already know the miraculous power of chicken soup, now we want to find the best chicken soup in Maryland. We invite Maryland’s greatest amateur cooks from newbies to bubbies to participate in this important statewide search.

 

Even if you choose not to compete we encourage you to join us at the JMM for a day dedicated to Chicken Soup with tastings, activities for the whole family, tips from professionals and the announcement of Maryland’s greatest chicken soup.

 

 

Call for Entries

 

Inspired by our current exhibit Beyond Chicken Soup: Jews and Medicine in America the JMM couldn’t resist the opportunity to stage our first ever Great Chicken Soup Cook Off! We already know the miraculous power of chicken soup, now we want to find the best chicken soup in Maryland.

 

We are now accepting entries on a first come, first served basis from amateur cooks throughout Maryland. Spots are limited, so early registration is recommended. Registration will close at 5:00pm on Friday, September 30th. Due to limited space we ask that individuals only enter one category. One place in each category will be held for entrants 16 years of age a younger who will be eligible to win a separate award.

 

Register Now!

 

Categories

The cook off will consist of three separate categories. Prizes will be awarded to the winner of each category plus an overall “Best In Soup” winner.

Traditional – Just like Bubbie makes, the classic Chicken Soup made with either noodles or matzo balls.

Alternative – A reinterpretation of this classic dish, maybe pan-asian or perhaps a with a Mexican twist, the only limit is your imagination.

Free From – Remove at least one of the traditional ingredients, perhaps gluten free chicken soup, maybe vegetarian or even vegan ‘chicken’ soup.

 

The Rules

This competition is open to all amateur cooks residing in Maryland.

One available space in each category will be reserved for an entrant under 16 years of age, if this place is not filled it will be offered to a cook on the waiting list.

Each entrant should provide at least one gallon of their soup – the more you provide the better your chances of winning the People’s Choice Award.

All soup should be brought to the museum warm and ready to serve, electrical outlets are not available.

All entrants should be in the museum by 12:30pm on the day of the competition, ready to serve by 1pm.

Winners for each category, plus an overall winner, will be announced at 3pm.

Entrants must stay with their soup throughout the judging period to serve and answer questions.

We know there are no limits to creativity, but we do ask that contestants refrain from the use of pork or shellfish in their soups.

 

Awards

Chicken Soup Champion

Best Traditional Chicken Soup

Best Alternative Chicken Soup

Best Free From Chicken Soup

Under 16 Champion

Directors Choice

 

Questions? Contact Trillion Attwood at tattwood@jewishmuseummd.org / 443.873.5177 for more info.


Oct 30th

Free Fall Baltimore: Collecting, Preserving and Exhibiting: Exploring the Collections of the Nation’s Medical Museum

Sunday, October 30th, 1:00 pm

Speaker Andrea Schierkolk, Public Programs Manager, National Museum of Health and Medicine  

Free

 

Military medicine - past, present and future - is featured in the exhibit "Advances in Military Medicine" at the National Museum of Health and Medicine in Silver Spring, Md. The exhibit features challenges overcome by military medicine during the past 200 years, with artifacts drawn from across the museum's collections. Items on display include medical and surgical kits, facial reconstruction masks, the floor of an Air Force tent hospital from Balad, Iraq and more. (Courtesy of National Museum of Health and Medicine, Silver Spring, Md.)

Military medicine – past, present and future – is featured in the exhibit “Advances in Military Medicine” at the National Museum of Health and Medicine in Silver Spring, Md. The exhibit features challenges overcome by military medicine during the past 200 years, with artifacts drawn from across the museum’s collections. Items on display include medical and surgical kits, facial reconstruction masks, the floor of an Air Force tent hospital from Balad, Iraq and more. (Courtesy of National Museum of Health and Medicine, Silver Spring, Md.)

 

On May 21, 1862, Surgeon General William Hammond established a “Military Medical Museum” to collect and study specimens of morbid anatomy, both medical and surgical. Over 150 years later, the National Museum of Health and Medicine (NMHM) continues to collect, preserve and exhibit both historical and contemporary collections related to anatomy and pathology as well as artifacts and archival materials that inspire and promote an understanding of medicine—past, present and future—with a special emphasis on American military medicine. Join museum staff for a look at how the NMHM has transformed from a “cabinet of curiosities” into an invaluable repository that contributes to scientific collaborations as well as a public appreciation of the value of military medicine to the nation.

 

Andrea Schierkolk currently serves as the Public Programs Manager of the National Museum of Health and Medicine in Silver Spring, M.D. Previously, she served as the Assistant Administrator of the N.C. State Capitol in Raleigh, N.C. Schierkolk holds a B.A. in History from Meredith College.

 

Free Fall Baltimore is a program of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts made possible by presenting sponsor BGE, with generous support from The Abell Foundation, Atapco Properties, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Henry and Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Foundation.