By Ellie Gettinger, Education Director
On September 27, the life of this small museum was turned upside down. Samuel Freedman published a loving and fantastic article about Stitching History From the Holocaust.
He wrote, “The fashions are both text and textile, a story of life and death told in fabric…” This was both a beautiful and moving piece that detailed the work of research to create the exhibit.
Since its publication, JMM has received interest and congratulations from around the world–a Swedish academic pointed out a possible connection to a 1997 book, a Maryland-based teacher offered appreciation for the concept, several home-sewers asked if the patterns would be available for sale and organizations approached us to bring this exhibit to their towns.
In thinking about the development of this exhibit, there are many turning points. This is yet another one that helps get our message out to a much broader audience.