Discovering Hidden History: Introduction to Archives for Educators

Thursday, October 24, 2019 • 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Heinz History Center

Join History Center educators, curators, and local experts for workshops and educational sessions designed to connect local educators with the museum’s exhibits. All workshops include a classroom resource guide with lesson plans and a boxed meal. Pre-registration is required and space can be reserved online.

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Discovering Hidden History: Introduction to Archives for Educators

Date: Thursday, Oct. 24
Time: 5 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Heinz History Center
Act 48 Hours: 3 hours
Audience: Suitable for all educators.
Cost: $15 for History Center members and $20 for non-members. Additional $3 fee applies to receive Act 48 hours.

The Detre Library & Archives contains countless primary sources that illuminate stories of Western Pennsylvania people, companies, and organizations. In this program, archivists and museum educators will spark passion for primary sources by covering the basics of archival research and discussing how teachers can integrate local primary sources into their lessons to bring history to life for students. Teachers will handle genuine archival materials and leave with new ideas for using primary sources in the classroom.

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