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INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM AWARDED NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES GRANT FOR SUMMER INST
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INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM AWARDED NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES GRANT FOR SUMMER INSTITUTE ON THE COLD WAR
8/15/2017
 

FROM:           THE INTREPID SEA, AIR, & SPACE MUSEUM
                        www.intrepidmuseum.org

CONTACT:     Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

                       Ashley Allen – (646) 381-5292 / aallen@intrepidmuseum.org

 
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 
INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM AWARDED NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES GRANT FOR SUMMER INSTITUTE ON THE COLD WAR
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New York, NY (August 15, 2017) — The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum has received an important grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities in the amount of $126,283 to deliver the The Cold War through the Collections of the Intrepid Museum, a two-week Summer Institute for 25 history and science teachers from across the country.

The Institute will take place on board the aircraft carrier Intrepid, a National Historic Landmark, and will engage teachers in historical research to deepen their understanding of the Cold War era, increasing their ability to teach the subject thoroughly and engage their students in critical thinking.

"We greatly appreciate the National Endowment for the Humanities’ support for The Cold War through the Collections of the Intrepid Museum," stated Susan Marenoff-Zausner, president of the Intrepid Museum. "One of the Intrepid Museum’s great strengths is allowing visitors to experience history where it happened. This funding will allow us to maximize that strength to bring a multidimensional, immersive program to teachers from around the country, which will deepen their understanding of this period in history and in turn enrich the learning experiences of their students."

The Cold War through the Collections of the Intrepid Museum will provide teachers with an opportunity to examine the history and legacy of the Cold War by exploring and studying unique artifacts that embody the technology and tensions of the era, including the aircraft carrier Intrepid and the guided missile submarine Growler. Teachers will work with primary source materials from the Museum’s collection in a place tied to their history and listen to the oral histories of the men who designed Intrepid and Growler and served on board during the Cold War. Guest speakers will be scholars recognized nationally in their fields.

"NEH grants ensure that Americans around the country have the opportunity to engage with our shared cultural heritage," said NEH Acting Chairman Jon Parrish Peede. "From traveling exhibitions and teacher workshops to efforts to preserve local history, these projects demonstrate the power of the humanities to build connections, stimulate discovery, and contribute to vibrant communities."

The Institute will take place in the summer of 2018, and will be co-directed by Dr. Lynda Kennedy, vice president of education and evaluation for the Intrepid Museum, and Sheri Levinsky-Raskin, MAT, the Museum’s assistant vice president of research and evaluation.

About the Intrepid Museum
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is a nonprofit, educational institution featuring the legendary aircraft carrier Intrepid, the space shuttle Enterprise, the world’s fastest jets and a guided missile submarine. Through exhibitions, educational programming and the foremost collection of technologically groundbreaking aircraft and vessels, visitors of all ages and abilities are taken on an interactive journey through history to learn about American innovation and bravery.

The Intrepid Museum fulfills its mission to honor our heroes, educate the public and inspire our youth by connecting them to history through hands-on exploration while bridging the future by inspiring innovation.

About the National Endowment for the Humanities
Created in 1965 as an independent federal agency, the National Endowment for the Humanities supports research and learning in history, literature, philosophy, and other areas of the humanities by funding selected, peer-reviewed proposals from around the nation. Additional information about the National Endowment for the Humanities and its grant programs is available at www.neh.gov.

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