Maltz Museum Blog

Welcome to the World,


It seems like museum professionals everywhere are buzzing about that elusive 20-something to 30-something demographic.  Who are they? Where are they? What do they want in a cultural experience? How can we connect with them so that they can help

Candace Anker-Roehl: Committed to opening hearts and minds

Candace Anker-Roehl

Candace Anker-Roehl started to lead tours in 2010 after she retired from her teaching career. “I primarily taught kindergarten and first grade,” says Anker-Roehl. “I thought those skills—working with very young children—would be the ones that would prove most valuable

Jeff Kaplan: For this volunteer, it’s the journey as much as the destination

Jeff Kaplan

Jeff Kaplan became a docent in 2010. His wife encouraged him to give it a shot. “I was semi-retired at the time,” says Kaplan. “I had teaching experience and I was a history buff. She thought that combination made this

Ida: Buried secrets and their impact on identity


On the eve of taking her vows, 18-year-old Anna (first-time screen actress Agata Trzebuchoska) receives some surprising news—she has an aunt. Before becoming a nun, Mother Superior says Anna must get to know her only living relative. And so the

Beyond Trochenbrod: Survivor’s story a gift to others

Betty Gold "Beyond Trochenbrod" Book Launch

Once a tightknit community in Poland, Trochenbrod no longer exists. The all-Jewish settlement of 5,000 was destroyed by the Nazis in World War II and, of the 33 residents that escaped its occupation, only one remains to talk about the

The Three Cantors: Great Talents, Great Fun

The Three Cantors

For its spring fundraiser, The Friends of the Maltz Museum has put together a high-energy evening of entertainment. The volunteer group that raises funds to advance the nonprofit’s mission is showcasing some incredibly talented musicians with “The Three Cantors” on

Staff Passover Memories

Gefilte Fish

April 11, 2014 With Passover beginning sundown on Monday, I thought now would be the proper time for staff to share their Passover memories.  What’s interesting is that while not everyone on staff here is Jewish (including myself), some of

Need Some Inspiration?


March 28, 2014 To gear up for the 2014 Stop the Hate event, the Maltz Museum tweeted inspirational quotes to assist in combating hatred, discrimination, and intolerance. We asked others to do the same, tweeting their own quote, lyric, or

National History Day

National History Day Exhibits

March 17, 2014 Guest blogger: Laura Steefel-Moore, Director of Volunteers & Visitor Services As the Maltz Museum’s Director of Volunteers and Visitor Services, I was lucky enough to serve as a History Day judge this past Saturday alongside two of

10 Things You Didn’t Know Were in Our Permanent Collection…


March 10, 2014(or “So…You Didn’t Know We Had a Permanent Collection”) I recently had a phone call from a woman who was interested in bringing a group of her friends to tour the Museum for the first time.  She mentioned