Recent Professional Development Workshops
The site periodically presents workshop opportunities for teachers that may be used for professional development. Recent Examples include:
June 2012. The park hosted the Civil War Institute (CWI). A project of the Flow of History, the CWI was aimed at upper elementary through High School level teachers and focused on Civil War themes such as manufacturing, the home front, researching the lives of soldiers and memorialization. As Augustus Saint-Gaudens sculpted six public monuments for Civil War figures including the Shaw Memorial, the Admiral David G. Farragut Monument and Abraham Lincoln, the group met at the park the final day. Park staff gave presentations on Saint-Gaudens' Civil War monuments and how teachers can utilize them in various ways with students.
Did You Know?
Though considered an American artist, Augustus Saint-Gaudens was born in Dublin, Ireland to a French father and Irish mother. In 1848, at the age of six months, he made the month-long voyage to the United States with his parents on the ship Desdamona.