Posts About: Culture

Women’s history in the spotlight

Learn more about the work that the NYS Museum is doing to teach women’s history and engage students too!

Responding to Charlottesville

No Civil War battles were fought in the Hudson Valley,  but we are not immune to the legacies of  slavery and racism.  When school reopens next month words and images from Charlottesville will be added to those students already carry from Ferguson, Staten Island, and so many other places.

Teaching Tough Topics

Talking about challenging topics is hard. That’s why we call them tough.  We all have different opinions about how, if, and when to handle them.

Budding architects & designers visit Olana

Danielle Salvestrini, a fourth grade teacher at Sheafe Road ES (Wappingers CSD), applied for and received an Explore Award. It helped cover the cost of  taking nearly 100 fourth graders to Olana State Historic Site.  We appreciate Danielle’s efforts, these photos, and her commentary.

Comics are Cool!

Emily Robinson has a unique approach to teaching. As an education assistant at Clermont State Historic Site it’s her job to make history relevant, but how she does that is unlike anything I’ve heard of. She teaches local history through comic book making. That’s right, comic books. Interested? Read more here!

Creating Safe Spaces

THV recently spoke with Christopher Wyble, professional development director at the Hudson Valley chapter of GLSEN. Read and learn more about the work that GLSEN does in the Hudson Valley and how you can help make your schools and sites safer spaces for all students!

Paradise in the Hills

Sometimes, if the weather is just right, if it’s sunny with a slight breeze and there aren’t too many clouds in the sky, you can find my mother sitting on a lawn chair reading. She’ll have her sunglasses on, her legs crossed, and she’ll be reading …

Find Your Park, Find Your Fun
Community Discovery Day

Sat., May 6, staff and volunteers at the Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites are eager to share lesser-known features of these treasured places with local families. Special free activities will highlight unique aspects of these national historic sites.

What’s Hugo’s Story?

What’s Hugo’s story? Let’s back up. The real question was, “What is the story of the New Paltz Huguenots, and how could I break it down so kids got it?” It’s the first question I pondered upon becoming Historic Huguenot Street’s school programming coordinator. I had taught for years so I was used to asking those kinds of questions.

What’s new with THV?

We don’t usually flog our own events on the blog, but it seemed like time for a round up. Hope to see you soon.