Workshop: Interpreting Slavery at Connecticut Museums and Historic Sites

  • Monday, March 30, 2020
  • 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Noah Webster House and West Hartford Historical Society, 227 South Main St. West Hartford CT, 06107
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  • Students enrolled in CCSU's public history program receive free registration for CLHO workshops. Eligible students can contact for the registration code.
  • For CLHO member organizations wishing to register more than one person


Learn how different history organizations are working to educate their visitors about the history of slavery in Connecticut. This full-day workshop at the Noah Webster House in West Hartford will give you the chance to hear about the successes and challenges of projects going on across the state, and the opportunity to brainstorm how you could bring these ideas into your own site. If possible, bring a partner from your organization so you can share ideas.

Workshop overview:

  • Ramin Ganeshram, Westport Museum for History and Culture, on researching slavery
  • Melissa Houston, Keeler Tavern Museum, on shifting interpretation in school programs
  • Tammy Denease, Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum, on developing a tour on slavery
  • Dennis Culliton, Elizabeth Devine, and Tracey Wilson, Witness Stones, on working with teachers and students
  • Elizabeth Normen, Connecticut Explored magazine, on developing materials for classrooms

Fee: $25 members/$35 non-members/$15 students (free to CCSU public history students)

Connecticut League of History Organizations
Central Connecticut State UniversityDepartment of History
1615 Stanley Street
New Britain, CT 06050
(860) 832-2674

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