Frazier History Museum

Teacher Professional Development

The Frazier Museum offers an ever-changing selection of hands-on, engaging professional development sessions for teachers.  Expand your historical knowledge, try out new techniques for your classroom and learn about opportunities at the Frazier Museum, all while having fun and earning much-needed credit hours. 


Local Stories of the Underground Railroad that Every Educator Should Know!

Teacher Professional Development
Monday, June 25 / 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

The Frazier History Museum (Louisville, KY) is proud to partner with the Carnegie Center for Art and History (New Albany, IN) to present a unique teacher training focused on local stories that contribute to the larger, national narrative of the Underground Railroad.  During this engaging session teachers will:

  • Consider myths and questions surrounding the topic of the Underground Railroad
  • Discover the story of Thornton and Lucie Blackburn who fled slavery in Louisville (via Indiana) in the 1830s and went on to have successful lives and international impact
  • Experience the Carnegie Center’s exhibits “Ordinary People, Extraordinary Courage, Men and Women of the Underground Railroad” and “Remembered: The Life of Lucy Higgs Nichols”
  • View the Carnegie Center’s award winning video “Ordinary People, Extraordinary Courage: Men and Women of the Underground Railroad in the Indiana and Kentucky Borderland”
  • Enjoy live performances and Q and A with professional actors from the Frazier History Museum including “Harriet Beecher Stowe” and “Steamboat Roustabout”
  •  Learn about valuable resources and information, as well as techniques, for teaching this important topic in the classroom

Location: This session will take place at the Carnegie Center for Art and History: 201 East Spring Street, New Albany Indiana, 47150 / light refreshments will be provided

Pricing: $35.00 per person*

*Thanks to a generous grant from the Horseshoe Foundation, the first 25 professional educators from Floyd County, Indiana to register are FREE of CHARGE

* Thanks to a generous grant from Louisville Metro Government and the LG&E and KU Community Investment Fund, the first 15 professional educators from other counties to register are FREE of CHARGE

Spaces are limited and pre-registration is required: to make a reservation CLICK HERE



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