Meet Maggie!

Hello there! It is my pleasure to introduce myself as the Jewish Museum of Maryland’s new archivist.

I feel lucky to have received such a warm welcome from JMM staff and volunteers, and I look forward to engaging with the wider community in the months ahead. Previously, I served as the archivist of the Cambridge Historical Society in Cambridge, Massachusetts. I was drawn to JMM because of the Museum’s dedication to fostering discovery and sharing stories that spur action. Those values align seamlessly with my goals as an archivist.

Even as a newcomer, it is evident to me that JMM’s collections go well beyond correspondence and manuscripts. The materials we hold are evidence of this community’s shared history—perhaps even your history. Our collections tell the stories of people who have made Maryland what it is today, and I believe that knowing and understanding those stories allows us to critically examine our present as we imagine and build our future. I am committed to increasing access to our collections so that those rich stories can more easily be explored and learned from. As I settle into this position, I look forward to delving into our collections and sharing the stories I find along the way!

-Maggie Hoffman

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