The Oregon Historical Society (OHS) and the New-York Historical Society (N-YHS) have fantastic resources to help educators include more women’s history in the classroom! Join us and fellow educators for an interactive evening where we will share tools that are available both online and in exhibits to help you and your students see that Oregon and U.S. history are women’s history. We will provide refreshments and take-away tools as well as time at the end of the evening for casual conversation.
Ability Accommodation Information
This event provides the following accommodations:
- Handicap Accessible
The workshop will include:
- A brief introduction to OHS, including a sneak preview of our 2020 suffrage centennial exhibit, Nevertheless, They Persisted, and information on how to schedule tours and reserve traveling trunks
- A training on the N-YHS Women & the American Story Curriculum Guide, including resources to come, from one of its creators
- A guided tour of OHS's new, core exhibition, Experience Oregon, and an overview of the related curriculum
- Training on how to use OHS online resources: OHS Digital Collections, Oregon Encyclopedia, Oregon History Project, Oregon History Wayfinder, and Oregon Historical Quarterly articles available online
- Dinner! And time for networking, reflecting, and relaxing
We will have time for gathering and mingling, beginning 3:30, and the formal program will begin at 4pm.
Leslie Hayes is the Director of Education at the New-York Historical Society and has a wealth of experience writing and leading professional learning programs for teachers on topics related to women's history. Hayes is one of the two curriculum writers for New-York Historical Society's Women and the American Story curriculum guide.
Kristen Pilgrim oversees the youth education program at the Oregon Historical Society and coordinates the statewide Oregon History Day program for middle school and high school students and teachers. Kristen holds master's degrees in comparative literature, with a specialty in feminist studies, and early and elementary education, with a teaching license. She began her career as adjunct faculty at Seattle community colleges, has taught elementary students, and has worked in museum education for federal parks, monuments, and museums in the Pacific Northwest.
Amy E. Platt is the project manager, contributor, and editor for the Oregon Historical Society's digital history projects, including The Oregon Encyclopedia and the Oregon History Project. For over a decade, she has worked with the region's many historians, writers, researchers, and experts to publish Oregon history on the web, where it is free and accessible to everyone. When she's not on the internet, she is in the OHS archives, because everything is interesting. Amy is a Yeoman (Oberlin College) and a Viking (Portland State University), with familial loyalties to the Beavers (Oregon State University) and the Raiders (Southern Oregon University). GO THORNS.