June 11 – August 27, 2017
Centuries of Childhood:
An American Story
Centuries of Childhood: An American Story is an interactive, hands-on, kid-friendly exhibit that charts the histories of five children and their families. Ranging from Jacob, the Jewish immigrant living in Cleveland to Michael, the African American youngster moving from the Deep South to Chicago, the exhibit helps kids connect the stories of these characters to their own experiences.
September 12, 2017 – January 28, 2018
Beyond Chicken Soup:
Jews and Medicine in America
For centuries, Jews have considered medicine a calling. Historians point out that “few occupations are as immediately linked to a group as medicine is to the Jews,” a connection that has become “the stuff of legend and stereotype, both positive and negative, and a source of pride, amusement, entertainment, and folklore.”
Beyond Chicken Soup illustrates how the field of medicine has at once been a vehicle for discrimination, acculturation and the strengthening Jewish identity. The Maltz Museum will feature the rich history of Northeast Ohio’s medical community including the unique role of Mt. Sinai Hospital and its trailblazers and milestones.