Celebrate History on Presidents Day

The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage opens its doors at no-cost for Presidents Day, with crafts and activities, exhibition tours, and a chance to “Meet the Presidents.” The FREE event will be held on Monday, February 17, 2020, from 11AM to 5PM, with a special presentation by the presidents in the gallery from 1PM to 2PM, followed by photo opportunities, at the Museum.

The Maltz Museum’s Free Presidents’ Day Celebration, generously sponsored by the Friends of the Maltz Museum, invites children of all ages and backgrounds to participate in hands-on crafts and activities, watch screenings of famous historical speeches by presidents and other dignitaries, explore Museum exhibitions, and “Meet the Presidents.”

From 1PM to 2PM, guests can travel through the Museum’s gallery space to hear a special presentation from presidents like George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, FDR, and more, followed by an opportunity to take photos with the presidents and for children to enjoy a kosher cookie.

The Museum’s exhibitions will also be free to explore, all day from 11AM to 5PM, including:


The Museum’s core exhibition, “An American Story,” invites visitors to step into a world filled with inspiring and moving stories of Jewish immigrants — perhaps even their own ancestors — and modern-day heroes. By incorporating computer interactives, film, special effects, individual stories and oral histories, the Museum’s dramatic core exhibition is an uplifting and moving experience.


This is the first large-scale museum exhibition to illustrate Leonard Bernstein’s life, Jewish identity, and social activism. Audiences may be familiar with many of Bernstein’s works, notably West Side Story, but not necessarily with how he responded to the political and social crises of his day. Visitors will find an individual who expressed the restlessness, anxiety, fear, and hope of an American Jew living through World War II and the Holocaust, Vietnam, and turbulent social change—what Bernstein referred to as his “search for a solution to the 20th‐century crisis of faith.”

For more information on these and other Maltz Museum events and exhibitions, call 216.593.0575 or visit maltzmuseum.org.