Professional Development

Professional Development Events

Apr
15
2015
Lecture/Panel Discussion

Journalist Peter Binzen and his son, Jonathan, will discuss their new book, Richardson Dilworth: The Last of the Bare Knuckled Aristocrats.  Binzen knew Dilworth well, covering him for many years as a reporter. A politician and liberal reformer, Richardson Dilworth served as mayor of Philadelphia from 1956-1962.  Among his many achievements, his vision for the city shaped much of what we recognize about Philadelphia today: Independence Mall, Society Hill, SEPTA, and the public park system.

Apr
28
2015
Teacher Workshop

This teacher workshop discusses nineteenth-century scientific practice by women and girls that is often excluded from the traditional historical narrative. It offers hands-on strategies for integrating humanities topics with STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) by using real 19th century textbooks and experiments. Documents will include primary materials and texts, some created by women, with the opportunity to learn how they were used and why they are still important today.

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
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