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Chasing Dreams

June 10, 2015 – September 7, 2015

Chasing Dreams celebrated baseball and the many fans, players, and characters who helped shape our American story. Every triumph and defeat, every hero on and off the field, has become another chapter in the history we all share. And for immigrants and minority groups especially, it has played a crucial role in understanding, and sometimes challenging, what it means to be American.

Jewish Museum Milwaukee celebrated baseball with a core interactive exhibit from the National Museum of Jewish American History in Philadelphia and locally borrowed memorabilia.

The exhibit included the following programs:
Opening Event with Keynote Speaker, MLB Commissioner Emeritus, Bud Selig
An Evening with Mark and Debbie Attanasio
Series exploring the All American Girls’ Professional Baseball League, including a luncheon with former player Joyce Hill Westerman
Steve Solochek Memorial Lecture, with MLB Official Historian, John Thorn


Presenting Sponsor:

The Milwaukee Brewers

Brewers Logo

Most Valuable Players
Anonymous Fund/Jewish Community Foundation
Debbie & Mark Attanasio
Express Promotions and Muk Luks
Suzy Ettinger
Marianne & Shel Lubar
Milwaukee Admirals

Hall of Fame
Gene & Ruth Posner Foundation

Grand Slams
Nancy Kennedy Barnett & Jim Barnett
The Marcus Corporation
Lauri & Rob Roth
Sue & Bud Selig

Home Runs
Beer Capitol
Barbie & Mort Blutstein
Penny & Jim Deshur
Patty & Mike Grebe
Bev & Marty Greenberg
Gruber Law Firm
Bonnie & Leon Joseph
Stan Kritzik
Pat & Allen Rieselbach
Joan Spector
Dori Frankel Steigman & Jason Steigman
Jody & Jeffrey Steren

Natalie Beckwith
Cheryl & Mark Brickman
Judy & Gary Guten
Marley & Gary Stein
Libby Temkin

Debra & Cantor David Barash
Barbara & Steve Becker
Lynne & Chuck Bomzer
Judy & Mark Garber
Cynthia & Marc Kartman
Dannette & Avi Lank
MEARS Auctions
Cindy & Max Rasansky
Barbara & Howard Schnoll
Dee & Ken Stein

Chasing Dreams Exhibit Committee:
Bud & Sue Selig and Mark & Debbie Attanasio
Honorary Chairs
Josh Gimbel, Chair
Steve Becker Mitch Nelles
Barbie Blutstein Sari Schiff
Mark Blutstein Jason Steigman
Noah Domnitz Ken Stein
Marc Kartman Mitch Teich
Avi Lank Harris Turer
David Marcus
Major support provided by:



Chasing Dreams: Baseball & Becoming American has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor,

The core component of this show is a traveling exhibit from the National Museum of American Jewish History, Philadelphia, PA

Project support provided to the NMJAH by: Steven A. and Alexandra M Cohen Foundation • Richard A. and Susan P. Friedman Family Foundation • Annette M. and Theodore N Lerner Family Foundation • Jane and Daniel Och • Marc and Diane Spilker Foundation • Leesa and Leon Wagner, The Wagner Family Foundation • Harriet and Larry Weiss • Judy and Fred Wilpon • Sam Wisnia