Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Updates on Teaching and Outreach for the Parker Academy Project

The Parker Academy Team has been busy sharing our work with communities in the Tri-State area including Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.
View of the Parker Academy buildings, property, and the Ohio River.

Last month we participated in the Ohio River National Freedom Corridor Conference (ORNFC) in Maysville, KY (check out the group's website: http://www.ohiorivernationalfreedomcorridor.org/ ). We engaged in a lively panel discussion about the Parker Academy Project and related themes with a large audience from all over the US. Our panel is discussed in more detail here: https://parkeracademy.wordpress.com/2016/10/03/parker-academy-at-the-2016-underground-railroad-conference/
Our Parker Academy Panel a the ORNFC Conference.

We also set up a new exhibit at the Pendleton County Library in Falmouth, KY.The exhibit will be up through mid-December. You can expect to see artifacts from our excavations of the men's dorm and the school house as well as photos and items from the archives. The librarians have created a collection of books for all ages that relate to the Parker Academy Project themes which are displayed along with the historical and archaeological materials. Our team will host a round table discussion about the project at the Pendleton Co. Library in January or February of 2017.

The Pendleton Co. Library, Falmouth, KY.
The Parker Academy Exhibit at the Library in Falmouth, KY.
Books on display with the Parker Academy Exhibit.