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Historical Memory: Myths And Monuments Of The Civil War

Educator Professional Learning Seminar

Monday, July 23 - Friday, July 27, 2018
9:00am - 4:00pm each day

Applications due June 14.

Join the African American Civil War Museum and Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture in exploring how time has shaped public memory of the American Civil War and how it is displayed in monuments.

Taking an in-depth look at how the Civil War is remembered in public history and made visible through works of art like public monuments allows for deep discussion about the role of collective memory in our national story.   Participants will explore monuments and historic sites in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, meet with historians, artists, and other experts on collective memory, and the Civil War.

This seminar highlights the racial underpinnings of the Lost Cause and demonstrates effective history teaching strategies. Activities are designed to meet teachers' personal and professional enrichment needs.

This five-day workshop is planned in collaboration between the African American Civil War Museum and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.