Historic Cherry Hill

and the Edward Frisbee Center for Collections & Research

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Teachers are Invited to “Making History Local” Workshop this Spring for CTLE Credit published February 18, 2022

Daguerreotype of (from left) Harriet Maria Elmendorf Knapp, Jane Amelia Knapp, Margaret Carrol, c. 1855

On the morning of Saturday, April 9, 2022, classroom educators and pre-service teachers are invited to Making History Local: Uncovering Historical African American Experiences with Cherry Hill, an in-person social studies workshop at Historic Cherry Hill.

Middle and high school educators will learn how to bring rich, local history related to early African American experiences in Albany into their in-person and virtual classrooms. Participants will also tour the museum’s historic house and Edward Frisbee Center for Collections & Research, where they will gain hands-on experience with primary source artifacts dating from the mid-1700s through 1900.

The workshop will also cover how to use the museum’s digital collections and online teaching units, which support NYS ELA & SS curricula and standards and strengthen student understanding of the realities of slavery–and gradual emancipation–as they existed in New York State.


Workshops are free for Teacher Members, and Historic Cherry Hill offers a Teacher Membership for only $25! Teacher Members enjoy free admission to the museum, HCH’s newsletter, event and gift shop discounts and more!

Pre-Registration through the Teacher Center’s Frontline Education Portal is required, as space is limited. For registration, payment, and Teacher Membership information, go to: https://tinyurl.com/dhunp3b7.

Questions? Contact the Education Coordinator- Shawna Reilly- at shawna@historiccherryhill.org

This workshop was made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy demands wisdom. Many thanks to NEH for making possible the research, digitization, and interpretation of the collection, the creation of teaching materials, and the means to share them with local educators.