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Programs

We’re having an idea party, and you’re invited.

Whether we’re discussing history or new ideas, the meaning of freedom or the joys and challenges of being who you are in today’s America, join us for an ever-changing roster of dynamic programming that brings the museum and exhibitions to life.

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Oct 1
Oct 2
Oct 3
Oct 4
Oct 5
Oct 6
Oct 7

Baseball and Becoming American

Lectures & Discussions

Baseball and Becoming American

Tuesdays, October 7, 14, 21, and 28 at 6:00pm
$90/$75 for Members


Drawing on primary and secondary sources featured in the exhibition, this series of lectures will examine the ways in which American baseball has served as a reflection of and a catalyst for the development of American culture since the 19th century. It will focus on the ways baseball was an agent of integration for new arrivals to America, as well as an arena for addressing civil rights. The role of baseball in transmitting values and traditions across generations through familial relationships will also be explored.

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Oct 8
Oct 9
Oct 10
Oct 11
Oct 12

Family Films: The Bad News Bears

Exhibitions, Family-friendly, Films & Filmmakers

© Paramount Pictures

Family Films: The Bad News Bears

Sunday, October 12 at 1:00 pm

FREE with Museum Admission

Join us throughout baseball season for a cinema series filled with baseball classics, documentaries, and family films that examine, commemorate, and celebrate America’s love of the game.

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Second Sunday Family Corner

Family-friendly

Second Sunday Family Corner

FREE with Museum admission and children 12 and under are free. 

Every second Sunday of the month, the Museum offers family friendly activities that involve interactive gallery exploration, story time, and arts & crafts. Activities are developed with multigenerational groups in mind and are fun for kids and adults alike.

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Oct 13
Oct 14

Young Friends: Curated Cocktails

Lectures & Discussions, Members Events

Photo Credit: Jessi Melcer

Young Friends: Curated Cocktails

Tuesday, October 14

6:00 - 8:00pm

Join the Young Friends of NMAJH, an affinity group of supporters ages 21 - 40, for a cocktail party and discussion of Sukkot with special guest speaker Professor Mark Leuchter, Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible and Ancient Judaism at Temple University.

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Baseball and Becoming American

Lectures & Discussions

Baseball and Becoming American

Tuesdays, October 7, 14, 21, and 28 at 6:00pm
$90/$75 for Members


Drawing on primary and secondary sources featured in the exhibition, this series of lectures will examine the ways in which American baseball has served as a reflection of and a catalyst for the development of American culture since the 19th century. It will focus on the ways baseball was an agent of integration for new arrivals to America, as well as an arena for addressing civil rights. The role of baseball in transmitting values and traditions across generations through familial relationships will also be explored.

Click here for more informationEvent type:Lectures & Discussions


Oct 15
Oct 16
Oct 17
Oct 18
Oct 19

DOCtober: The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg

Exhibitions, Films & Filmmakers

Courtesy of the National Center for Jewish Film

DOCtober: The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg

Sunday, October 19 at 2:00 pm

Individual Film Tickets: $10/$8 Members
DOCtober Series: $18/$14 Members

Registration required
Purchase Member tickets
Purchase Non-member tickets

Join us as we close out our cinema series with two documentaries that examine, commemorate, and celebrate America’s love of the game.

Click here for more informationEvent type:Exhibitions, Films & Filmmakers


Oct 20
Oct 21

Baseball and Becoming American

Lectures & Discussions

Baseball and Becoming American

Tuesdays, October 7, 14, 21, and 28 at 6:00pm
$90/$75 for Members


Drawing on primary and secondary sources featured in the exhibition, this series of lectures will examine the ways in which American baseball has served as a reflection of and a catalyst for the development of American culture since the 19th century. It will focus on the ways baseball was an agent of integration for new arrivals to America, as well as an arena for addressing civil rights. The role of baseball in transmitting values and traditions across generations through familial relationships will also be explored.

Click here for more informationEvent type:Lectures & Discussions


Oct 22

DOCtober: Jews and Baseball

Exhibitions, Films & Filmmakers

DOCtober: Jews and Baseball

Wednesday, October 22 at 7:00 pm

Individual Film Tickets: $10/$8 Members
DOCtober Series: $18/$14 Members

Registration required
Purchase Member tickets
Purchase Non-member tickets

Join us as we close out our cinema series with two documentaries that examine, commemorate, and celebrate America’s love of the game.

Click here for more informationEvent type:Exhibitions, Films & Filmmakers


NMAJH Honors Active and Retired Educators

Other

Photo Credit: Matthew Christopher Photography

NMAJH Honors Active and Retired Educators

Wednesday, October 22 from 4:30pm – 6:30pm

Active and Retired teachers! We welcome you to attend this special event with a visit to our groundbreaking exhibition, Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American.

Click here for more informationEvent type:Other


Oct 23
Oct 24
Oct 25
Oct 26
Oct 27
Oct 28

Baseball and Becoming American

Lectures & Discussions

Baseball and Becoming American

Tuesdays, October 7, 14, 21, and 28 at 6:00pm
$90/$75 for Members


Drawing on primary and secondary sources featured in the exhibition, this series of lectures will examine the ways in which American baseball has served as a reflection of and a catalyst for the development of American culture since the 19th century. It will focus on the ways baseball was an agent of integration for new arrivals to America, as well as an arena for addressing civil rights. The role of baseball in transmitting values and traditions across generations through familial relationships will also be explored.

Click here for more informationEvent type:Lectures & Discussions


Oct 29

OPEN for Interpretation: 2014 Launch Party

Other

Courtesy of Andrew Loxley/Feltfoto

OPEN for Interpretation: 2014 Launch Party

Wednesday, October 29 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Included in pay-what-you-wish Museum admission
Registration required

Reserve Member tickets
Reserve Non-member tickets

Join our 2014 artists-in-residence, Dito van Reigersberg and Andrew Nelson, for a kick-off celebration.

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Oct 30

Chinese Yankee: A True Story from the Civil War

Books & Writers

Photo Credit: Ruthanne Lum McCunn

Chinese Yankee

Sponsored By:

Philadelphia Writing Project & Moonstone Arts Center

Chinese Yankee: A True Story from the Civil War

Thursday October 30th

Join us at the National Museum of American Jewish History, as author Ruthanne Lum McCunn discusses her book and shares her research on "Chinese Yankee" a true story about how an enslaved orphan joined the Civil War to fight for his freedom, all while facing hardship after hardship.

For more information, contact Vera Da Vinci
215-923-3811 ext 118
vdavinci@nmajh.org

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Oct 31