Voices of Lombard Street Core Exhibition Closing Celebration

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Sunday October 22

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10:30 AM  –  12:00 PM


Voices of Lombard Street tells the stories of the people that have lived, worked, and created community on Lombard Street in East Baltimore, including Jewish and Italian immigrants and African Americans. The Museum’s much-loved core exhibition, which has been on view since 2007, will be coming down to accommodate major renovations in our galleries and a new core exhibition to be launched in 2025.  


Come experience the exhibition one last time, enjoy klezmer music and local Jewish food, meet members of the JMM community at a time when our building is otherwise closed to the public for the first stage of our capital project. The event will also be a chance to preview the Museum’s future front of house and next core exhibition and to hear from people connected to the exhibition and the neighborhood, featuring a curator conversation between:


  • Anita Kassof, Executive Director of the Baltimore Museum of Industry, and co-curator of Voices of Lombard Street and

  • Deborah R. Weiner, historian, co-author of On Middle Ground: A History of the Jews of Baltimore, and co-curator of Voices of Lombard Street,

  • Moderated by Marsha Semmel, co-editor of Change is Required: Preparing for the Post-Pandemic Museum and author of Partnership Power: Essential Museum Strategies for Today’s Networked World which includes a chapter devoted to the JMM’s collaboration in the Jonestown neighborhood.


Admission is free, but capacity is limited. Weather permitting, kosher (dairy and pareve) food and drinks will be served outside. Please note that COVID precautions will be communicated closer to the event date. 


For questions, please contact Noah Mitchel at nmitchel@jewishmuseummd.org or 443.873.5178.