Calendar of Events

Jun 14th

Thirteen Paper Stars: What it Takes to Display a Two Hundred Year Old Flag

Sunday, June 14th at 1:00 p.m.

Speaker: Michelle Pagan, conservator

Included with Museum Admission

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The American flag currently on display at the JMM is unique in several ways: made of Egyptian cotton, at a time when American flags were always made of wool, 13 paper stars, and only 11 stripes, but why?

 

Explore the story of how this mysterious flag came into the collection of the JMM, and what techniques have been used to exhibit it safely at the Museum. You will have a chance to pose questions to the Collections Manager, and to the Textile Conservator who made this flag to make it available for viewing today.

 

Michele Pagan is a Conservator in Private Practice, and a Professional Associate of the American Institute for Conservation.  She has been conserving textiles since 1984, with clients such as the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, the National Museum of American History, the Valentine Museum in Richmond VA, and the State of Vermont, where she conserved the Civil War Flag collection. She practices conservation in Washington DC and Brookfield Vermont.


Jun 14th

A Flag Day Celebration and Talk

Flag Day at the JMM

Sunday, June 14, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m. Speaker: Michelle Pagan 

Included with Museum Admission

 

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Help us bid a fond farewell to The A-Mazing Mendes Cohen this Flag Day. We will have something for everyone with flag related activities throughout the day. Test your knowledge on our state flags, design your own flag and make your own star spangled banner to fly this Flag Day. Then at 1:00 p.m. Michelle Pagan, will be delivering her presentation Thirteen Paper Stars: What it Takes to Display a Two Hundred Year Old Flag.  Read more about Pagan’s program here.


Jun 10th

Finding Your Unknown Ancestors – and the Living Relatives of Mendes Cohen

Wednesday, June 10th, 6:30 p.m.

Free

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Interested in learning more about your family history? Join us as we welcome Jewish Genealogy Society of Maryland (JGSM) to the JMM for this exciting program. Learn how to succeed in this fascinating process, where to start, helpful resources and some tricks form the experts! JGSM will demonstrate the process of tracing your family using a very familiar character as inspiration – Mendes Cohen.

 

Following the presentation JGSM will help several individuals commence their search.