Professional Development

Professional Development Events

May
13
2015
Lecture/Panel Discussion

As playwright Ain Gordon uncovers new stories about American struggles for “ liberty and freedom for all,”  we invite the public to learn more about African American women of the early 1800s who worked to end slavery, and to consider how this history illuminates our lives today.  “An Artist Embedded” programs are supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage and will include a dramatic reading by Ain Gordon.

Jun
3
2015
Lecture/Panel Discussion

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month (LGBT Pride Month) is celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan. For our June program, Ain Gordon explores an earlier protest, Philadelphia’s 1965 Annual Reminder picket, one of the first gay rights demonstrations in the country. Bob Skiba, archivist at the John J. Wilcox Jr. LGBT Archives, will discuss Reminder Day and the early Homophile movement with Ain Gordon and several of the protests’ participants.

Jun
21
2015
Teacher Institute

Applications are now being accepted for this new NEH-funded teacher workshop.  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 workshop, 36 teachers will be immersed in a process of discovering and developing strategies for teaching the ongoing history of the American independence

Jul
26
2015
Teacher Institute

Applications are now being accepted for this new NEH-funded teacher workshop.  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 workshop, 36 teachers will be immersed in a process of discovering and developing strategies for teaching the ongoing history of the American independence