Medical Mutual to Sponsor Black History Month at the Maltz Museum

Museum Offering Special Programs to Celebrate

(January 31, 2012) Cleveland, OH – The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage is proud to announce Medical Mutual as sponsor of Black History Month.  Along with the Museum’s Permanent Collection, which traces the building of America by the diverse groups who settled here, two special programs relate to the Black Experience in America.


On Wednesday, February 8, Cleveland Public Theatre director Beth Wood and members of the cast of Antebellum will talk about and perform selected scenes from this provocative drama that unfolds against the backdrop of a southern plantation, a German concentration camp and the 1939 Atlanta premiere of Gone with the Wind; a play that resonates with the entwining realities of Nazi cruelty and Hollywood dreams. Program beings at 7pm; advance tickets available $10 ($8 Museum members) – call 216.593.0575 to purchase.


The Museum will be open on Presidents Day (Monday, February 20) 11am – 5pm.  At 1pm there is a special program, free with Museum admission, featuring portrayals of Abraham Lincoln and four other U.S. Presidents of the past.  The performers will tell the audience about their life and times, and be available for questions after the presentation. Have your picture taken with one or all of these famous men and enjoy some of their favorite desserts – apple pie, cherry pie, and sugar cookies! Arts and crafts activities and special “Presidential” scavenger hunts will be held throughout the afternoon.  No reservations required.


Maltz Museum Executive Director Judi Feniger notes, “The core of our work at the Museum is outreach to people from all backgrounds, races, religions and cultures.  As The Museum of Diversity and Tolerance, we’re always looking for ways to share experiences and foster community collaboration and conversation.” The Museum’s most recent special exhibition was Hardship to Hope: African American Art from the Karamu Workshop, and for the fourth year it was open free to the public on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, welcoming nearly 1,200 visitors.


About Medical Mutual

Founded in 1934, Medical Mutual of Ohio is the oldest and largest health insurance company based in Ohio. For more than 75 years we have served customers with high-quality, affordable group and personal health insurance plans, and third-party administrative services to self-insured groups. We also offer group life and disability insurance through our Consumer’s Life Insurance Company affiliate. As a mutual health insurance company, Medical Mutual is unique in that we operate for the benefit of our members. Unlike publicly-traded insurance companies that must maximize their financial return, Medical Mutual does not answer to stockholders or Wall Street analysts. For more information, visit our website at


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The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage is generously funded by Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture.