Czechs in the City: The Czech-American Experience in Cleveland

My trip to the Maltz Museum | April 15, 2009


Czech Your Public History class

Czech Your Public History class


Chrissy and Emily

Chrissy and Emily

     Early in the semester our class went to visit the Maltz Museum. We had a few issues organizing our field trip due to some bad weather. None the less, we all made it one night to visit this wonderful museum. Dr. Stith and Dr. McVay thought that it would be a good idea for all of us to experience the Maltz Museum because it is a great example of a quality exhibit based on immigrants.
     Some of the artifacts at the Maltz Museum are amazing. They have a wonderful collection that includes a variety of things. The Maltz Museum is also very interactive. This makes it more interesting for visitors and also helps people connect with what they are seeing.
     The Maltz Museum is an excellent example of a museum. They have assembled a wonderful collection of artifacts and pictures that represent the Jewish experience. It was great because they focus on the Cleveland area, much like our exhibit will focus on the Czechs in Cleveland. It was a great way to learn about how museums work and how they can be organized. We pulled some great ideas from our field trip that will help us plan and organize our exhibit in the future.
      I’m not from the Cleveland area so I had never heard of the Maltz Museum before. It was an eye opening experience. You can really learn about the people and the events that have changed Jewish immigrants. I would highly recommend the Maltz Museum to anyone in the area. It is a very enlightening experience that I have really learned from.



—Emily Smith


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