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Special Workshops & Events

Dig deeply into history and inquiry in these innovative workshops, developed by the New-York Historical Society and its cultural partners. Special workshops include interactive activities, guest speakers, access to our collections, and Common Core-aligned curriculum materials.

Participation is applicable towards maintaining professional certification from the New York City Department of Education.

For more information contact professional.learning@nyhistory.org or 212-485-9256.

 

Spring/Summer 2015 Schedule

Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion with Facing History and Ourselves
Tuesday, February 10, 9:00am-3:00pm
How did the Chinese American Community develop a sense of identity and belonging in the face of government-enforced exclusion? Join the New-York Historical Society and Facing History and Ourselves for a daylong workshop that will consider this critical question. Tour Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion, receive curriculum materials, and explore Facing History's study guide to the film Becoming American: The Chinese Experience.  

$35 per person
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New York Women in Wartime
Saturday, March 14, 10:00am-2:00pm
Celebrate Women’s History Month! Explore the contributions of female New Yorkers in the American Revolution, Civil War, WWI, and WWII. We’ll uncover their stories and celebrate our city’s greatest unsung war heroes. Pizza lunch will be served!

$15 per person ($10 for members)
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SPRING OPEN HOUSE!
Tuesday, March 24, 4:30-6:30pm
Check out our newest exhibitions, Freedom Journey 1965: Photographs of the Selma to Montgomery March by Stephen Somerstein, Audubon’s Aviary: The Final Flight, and Lincoln and the Jews, over a glass of wine at our Spring Educator Open House.  

FREE with RSVP
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The Pro-Southern City: New York and the Civil War
Tuesday, May 5, 12:00pm-3:00pm
Caught between an economy fueled by the slave-based cotton crop, a growing abolitionist movement, and an expanding lower class disenchanted by the war, New York struggled to balance contradicting priorities. Use primary sources to explore the Civil War in New York and draw your own conclusions about the city’s controversial “pro-southern” history. Pizza lunch will be served!

$15 per person ($10 for members)
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Chancellor’s Day Workshop: The Civil Rights Movement
Thursday, June 4, 8:30am-3:30pm
Featuring a keynote by historian Yohuru Williams and a tour of Freedom Journey 1965: Photographs of the Selma to Montgomery March by Stephen Somerstein, this full-day workshop will offer new content, resources, and activities that will enrich your teaching of the Civil Rights Movement. Coffee will be served.

$35 per person
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The Hirschfeld Century: An Al Hirschfeld Retrospective 
Tuesday, July 7, 10:00am-12:00pm
Learn how to integrate legendary paintings and drawings from The Hirschfeld Century into your curriculum as we examine his artwork as a portrait of 20th-century America with connections to pop culture, politics, and current events. Coffee will be served.

$15 per person ($10 for members)
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Revolutionary Friends: Washington and Lafayette
Thursday, July 16, 10:00am-12:00pm
How did a Virginia plantation owner and a French aristocrat form a long-lasting friendship and lead a revolution? Learn about George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette and develop a new appreciation for the power of leadership – and friendship – in history. This workshop will include a visit to the exhibition Lafayette's Return: The “Boy General," the American Revolution, and the Hermione. Coffee will be served.

$15 per person ($10 for members)
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Art as Activism
Monday, July 27, 10:00am-12:00pm
View American activist art from the 1930s-1970s in Art as Activism: Graphic Art from the Merrill C. Berman CollectionConsider how each piece was inspired by the social, political, and economic upheavals of the 20th century. Coffee will be served.

$15 per person ($10 for members)
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