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Baltimore, Maryland
Innovative Exhibitions on American Jewish History
Students and their chaperones explore Chose Food: Cuisine, Culture, and American Jewish Identity, an NEH-funded exhibition. Image courtesy of the Jewish Museum of Maryland.

The Jewish Museum of Maryland explores the American Jewish experience through exhibitions and public programming. Permanent exhibitions on the Lloyd Street Synagogue and East Baltimore’s Lombard Street tell the story of Jewish life in the museum’s home city and state. Funding from the NEH helped the museum develop exhibitions on Jewish history during its first decades and has since enabled it to expand its scope through exhibitions on vacation, food, and medicine.

“Visitors spent a long time in the exhibit, reading most of the panels. They said that they learned new things about Jews and medicine and questioned some of their assumptions.”
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