American History: Museums of the City

Date: January 31, 2004 - February 17, 2004

Winter 2004

January 31: New York Historical Society
February 16: New York Historical Society
February 17: Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

January 31: Alexander Hamilton: Immigrant Soldier, Lover, Statesman, Visionary – The Man on the Ten and His Value Today

Symposium featuring:

Richard Brookhiser, author: Alexander Hamilton, American
Ken Burns, documentary filmmaker
Joanne Freeman, Yale University
Ken Jackson, Columbia University
Location: 2 West 77th Street, New York
Time: 9:30-4:00

February 16: American Revolution Website

The New York Historical Society is preparing a website on the American Revolution (AmRev). Participants will be given a guided tour of the Luce Center, examine the artifacts and primary source documents from the collection, and prepare mini-lessons for use in the classroom. These lessons will be included in the AmRev website and participants will be listed and given credit for their creation.

Location: 2 West 77th Street, New York
Time: 10:00-3:30
Lunch included

February 17: Meeting Hate with Humanity: Life During the Holocaust
Museum of Jewish Heritage–A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

This program will examine the impact of WWII and the Nazi genocide on Jewish lives and communities in Europe. Participants will explore issues of continuity of cultural identity, responsibility to the community, and decision-making. This program also includes an investigation of the ways in which individuals and nations responded, or failed to respond, to the crisis. Discussion of key events in this catastrophic period is preceded by an introduction to Jewish heritage and concludes with a conversation about social justice. Participants will have a guided tour of the galleries, pedagogical workshop, listen to survivor testimony, and receive curriculum material.

Location: 36 Battery Place, Battery Park City, New York
Time: 9:30-2:30
Lunch included (kosher)

Contact Hours: 15
Fee: $75