Jewish Museum of Maryland
Founded in 1960 for the purpose of restoring the Lloyd Street Synagogue, the Jewish Museum of Maryland strives to preserve Jewish history in the United States and educate the public about the Jewish experience in America, with a particular focus on Maryland's Jewish communities. The museum includes the Lloyd Street and B'nai Israel Synagogues, a museum building with rotating exhibits, program areas, a research library, and meeting rooms. The Lloyd Street Synagogue was constructed around 1845 by the Baltimore Hebrew Congregation and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The congregation was established in 1830, becoming the first Jewish congregation to be chartered in Maryland.
Backstory and Context
"Collections and Research," Jewish Museum of Maryland, http://jewishmuseummd.org/collections-research/
"Current Exhibits," Jewish Museum of Maryland, http://jewishmuseummd.org/exhibits/current-exhibits/
"Voices of Lombard Street: A Century of Change in East Baltimore," An Original Exhibition of the Jewish Museum of Maryland, http://www.jewishmuseummd.org/sites/default/files/JMM-134-brochure_000.pdf
"Paul Simon," Jewish Museum of Maryland, http://jewishmuseummd.org/exhibits/paul-simon/