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Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American 

Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American is about the central role our national pastime has played in the lives of American minority communities as they sought to understand and express the ideals, culture, and behaviors of their homeland—or challenge them. It is the first large-scale exhibition to weave together the history of American sport, leisure, and national identity with the history of Jewish integration into American life.

A pop-up, freestanding panel version of Chasing Dreams is available for rent to museums and historical societies, libraries, JCCs and synagogues. To learn more about bringing the panel exhibition to your community, click here.

Current location for Chasing Dreams artifact exhibition:
April 7 – October 30, 2016 – The Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA

Current location for Chasing Dreams pop-up exhibition:
September 8 – November 27, 2016 – Detroit Historical Museum, Detroit, MI* 

Upcoming locations for Chasing Dreams pop-up exhibition:

January 8 
– March 2, 2016 – Congregation Ahabath Sholom, Fort Worth, TX
April 6  – June 25, 2017 – Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art

July 17 – October 13, 2017 – Skirball Museum at Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati, OH
*a collaboration between the Detroit Historical Museum and the Jewish Historical Society of Michigan. The presenting venue will be the Detroit Historical Museum.

Past venues for the Chasing Dreams artifact exhibition:
April 12 – September 7, 2015 – The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage: The Museum of Diversity and Tolerance, Beachwood, OH

Past venues for the Chasing Dreams pop-up exhibition:
April 14 – July 29, 2016  American Jewish Historical Society, NYC

December 14, 2015 – March 24, 2016 – Historical Society of Palm Beach County, FL 
September 17 – November 22, 2015 – Temple Israel, Memphis, TN
June 14 – September 7, 2015 – The Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI
April 17– May 24, 2015 – New Americans Museum, San Diego, CA

January 5 – February 27, 2015 – Larchmont Temple, Larchmont, NY

September – November 2014 – Temple Ohabei Shalom, Brookline, MA