Hanukkah celebrations in America have changed significantly from when the first Jewish settlers arrived in Maryland in the mid-17th century. Always a minor holiday, Hanukkah gained new relevance in the American melting pot due to its proximity to Christmas. Baltimore’s Jewish communities are no exception with many ways to celebrate along with opportunities across the state, too.
Looking for that special gift with a historical twist? The holidays are the perfect time to wax nostalgic, and Preservation Maryland has you covered with these unique and eclectic picks for the history lover on your list.
Last month, Diane and Jeff Caslow, members of Preservation Maryland continued their quest to visit each of Maryland’s twenty-four counties in twenty-four months. Next on the heritage tourism docket is exploring Kent County.