Cultures of Independence: A NEH Teacher Institute

Cultures of Independence: Perspectives on Independence Hall and the Meaning of Freedom

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania with its partners the National Constitution Center, Independence National Historical  ParkNational Archives at Philadelphia, Philadelphia History Museum, and the Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia announce teacher institutes for the summer of 2015.

Cultures of Independence: Perspectives on Independence Hall and the Meaning of Freedom will raise awareness of how Independence Hall has been involved in the ongoing process of creating a nation and civic life, not just in the magical moment of July 1776.  During each day of  a week-long institute, 36 teachers will be immersed in a process of discovering and developing strategies for teaching the ongoing history of the American Revolution.   Dr. Charlene Mires, author of Independence Hall in American Memory, will be the scholar-in-residence.

The institute will be offered twice:  June 21-26 and July 26-July 31.  Application information and institute details will be forthcoming on this page. There will be no fee for this program, and all participants receive a $1,200 stipend to help defray expenses.

Cultures of Independence has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this website or during the institutes, do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities