Interpreting Slavery at Connecticut Museums and Historic Sites, Part II

  • Friday, October 23, 2020
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Zoom


  • If you already registered and paid for the workshop as originally planned in March, your registration is free. Please use the registration code you received via email.

Registration is closed

Our anticipated workshop on interpreting the history of slavery at Connecticut museums and historic sites is now a two-part Zoom program. Part I (October 16) will focus on museums and Part II (October 23) will focus on the classroom.

Learn how different history organizations are working to educate their visitors about the history of slavery in Connecticut. You'll hear about the successes and challenges of projects going on across the state, and have the opportunity to brainstorm how you could bring these ideas into your own site. If possible, bring a partner from your organization so you can share ideas.

Part II: In the Classroom

  • Introduction (Rep. Pat Wilson Pheanious)
  • Working with teachers and students through the Witness Stones project (Dennis Culliton, Witness Stones Inc.; Elizabeth Devine and Tracey Wilson, Witness Stones–West Hartford)
  • Developing materials for classrooms: Venture Smith’s Colonial Connecticut (Elizabeth Normen, Connecticut Explored magazine)
  • Group discussion; resources for research and programming
To register for Part I, click here.

Connecticut League of Museums
Central Connecticut State UniversityDepartment of History
1615 Stanley Street
New Britain, CT 06050
(860) 832-2674

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