New York State History Teacherhostel – Iroquois Indian Museum, Howes Cave, The Fenimore Art And Farmer’s Museums Cooperstown

Date: June 9, 2007 - June 10, 2007

Contact Hours: 15
Cost: $95
Cutoff Date: May 9, 2007
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The Institute of History, Archaeology and Education (IHARE) is pleased to announce a joint teacher and pubic program in conjunction with the annual New York History Association (NYHA) conference. The goal is to have an annual program which will rotate throughout the state during the beginning of June following the weekday academic conference. The program would include visits to historic sites in the vicinity of the conference, presentations by scholars who have attended the conference, and teacher workshops focusing on different themes in New York State history.

The two themes to be addressed in the initial program are (1) the Civil War in New York State and (2) the Iroquois. The program will take place at the Iroquois Indian Museum in Howes Cave and at the Fenimore Art Museum and Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown.

June 9: Saturday 9:00am – 5:00pm Fenimore Art Museum


  • 9:00 “The Soldier’s Pen: Firsthand Impressions of the Civil War,”
    Robert Bonner, Dartmouth College including a copy of this book of letters
  • 10:00 Civil War Documents Workshop
  • 11:00 Albany Institute of History and Art Civil War Workshop
  • 1:00 “The Resistance and Liberation of Enslaved Americans through
    the Civil War: The African American Experience”, Harry Matthews, Hartwick College
  • 3:00 Civil War Soldier (Reenactor)


June 10: Sunday, 9:00am – 5:00pm Iroquois


  • 9:00-12:00 Fenimore Art Museum
    Seneca Log House (1/4 mile uphill walking required) Iroquois Bark House (1/4 mile downhill walking required) Thaw Collection Iroquois Curriculum Material Workshop
  • 2:00-5:00 Iroquois Indian Museum: demonstration of hunting
    including the camps, the artifacts, the stories and the processes involved


For further information contact IHARE at 914-939-9071 or email us at: