Exhibit explores Jewish history in state

January 09, 2004

The Historical Society of Carroll County is displaying We Call This Place Home: Jewish Life in Maryland's Small Towns, an exhibit produced by the Jewish Museum of Maryland.

The exhibit tells the story of Jewish merchants and other Jewish residents who established roots in small communities across Maryland.

Stories and artifacts from several of Carroll County's Jewish merchants and families are featured, including pieces from the former Kann's Department Store, the Rosenstock Store, artifacts from Beth Shalom Congregation in Taylorsville, and items on loan from the Weiner and Holniker families in Eldersburg.

A public reception will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in the Kimmey House at 210 E. Main St., where the exhibit is on display through Feb. 29. Exhibit curator Karen Falk will share stories of Jewish communities from around Carroll that are still coming to light.

Local antiques expert, educator and appraiser C. Robert Harrison will give a guided gallery talk at 2 p.m. He will focus on some of the traditional furniture and other objects of daily life on display in the society's gallery.

Visitors also can see the recently revised exhibit at the society's Shriver-Weybright Gallery. The Museum Shop and Bookstore will be open.

The museum is open to the public from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, from noon to 4 p.m. the third Saturday of each month, and from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. the first Thursday of each month for Ladies Night on Main Street.

Information: 410-848-6494.

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