Act 48

Building a Collection: The Power of Primary Sources

Date: Thursday, February 23, 2017
Time: 5 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Heinz History Center
Cost: $20 for History Center members and Frick Art and Historical Center teacher members and $25 for non-members

Join the education departments of the Heinz History Center and The Frick Art and Historical Center for an in-depth and behind the scenes look at two different types of museum collections. Teachers will tour the History Center’s new Visible Storage gallery, learn how different individuals and institutions have approached collecting and how this is reflected in the stories the collections tell, and work with our educators to explore different ways of building classroom teaching collections. This program includes resource packs with lesson plans and activities, and information about new digital collection platforms being used in schools

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History Alive: Interpreting 18th Century Indian Cultures

Date: Thursday, March 30, 2017
Time: 5 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Heinz History Center
Cost: $15 for History Center members and $20 for non-members

Learn about the Indian Cultures that lived in the Ohio River Valley during the 18th century and about their various encounters with Euro-Americans. Participants will analyze historic treaties and narratives, develop the beginnings of a reader’s theater program for classroom use, and learn about the local connections between 18th Century Indians and early Pittsburgh history with educators from the Fort Pitt Museum.

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Before There Was History, There Was Choice: A Deliberative Forum

Date: Thursday, May 4, 2017
Time: 5 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Heinz History Center
Cost: $15 for History Center members and $20 for non-members

Join in a deliberative forum, where participants are set in post-war Pittsburgh and asked to deliberate on a series of choices to determine how the modern city should be shaped, weighing the benefits and trade-offs of each choice. This historic example is designed to illuminate the process of civic deliberation, connecting history and civic practice. Primary sources from the Allegheny Conference on Community Development will set the scene, and teachers will be provided with information and resources on how to utilize the deliberative forum process in their classrooms.

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