• The Little Studio and Saint-Gaudens' home

    Saint-Gaudens

    National Historic Site New Hampshire

Professional Development

Professional Development

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.


Teacher-Ranger-Teacher

The park occasionally hosts a Teacher-Ranger-Teacher (TRT). The teacher works a minimum of 160 hours at the park during the summer season. The primary duty of the TRT is to undertake an educational project to benefit the educational programs of the park, and to create several lesson plans that teachers can use while exploring the site with their students on field trips. The teacher receives a stipend and an opportunity to work toward graduate credits through a partnership with the University of Colorado, Denver.

To find out more information, please contact Gregory C. Schwarz, chief of Interpretation at the park: (603) 675-2175

Did You Know?

Saint-Gaudens and his family arrived in Boston on the ship, Desdemona in September 1848

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.