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?
One of Saint-Gaudens most unusual public monuments is a 65 ft. tall pyramid with two, 9 ft. high, relief portraits. Located west of Laramie, Wyoming it honors Oliver and Oakes Ames, of Easton, Massachusetts.