Accommodations and Facilities:

Session 1: July 16-22, 2017

Session 2: July 23-29, 2017

Our daily workshops will be held at Strong Museum, a state of the art museum complex located four blocks from the Hyatt in Downtown Rochester. The Strong Museum has recently been updated and expanded. It has over 280,000 square feet of exhibit, meeting, and collection space dedicated to the understanding of American leisure activity and play, material culture, and K-12 education. The museum hosts regular lecture series on American history, and an annual Advanced Placement American History Conference for K-12 teachers. The Workshop meetings will take place in a large seminar room equipped with high-speed internet access for both individual research and group activity.

Drawing of Corinthian HallTo create a stimulating social as well as intellectual environment for NEH Summer Scholars, arrangements have been made for a suite of discounted rooms at the Holiday Inn in Downtown Rochester, located near the Strong Museum. The Holiday Inn is near a host of amenities and is also located on city bus routes and provides easy access to nearby landmarks, including the George Eastman House and Memorial Art Gallery. A suite of double rooms housing two participants each will be available at a cost of $56.00 per person per night; single rooms will be available at a rate of $112.00 per person. Both these prices include free wireless internet access. The Holiday Inn is a full-service hotel with standard amenities and 24-hour access.

Prior arrangements for site visits have been made with the City of Rochester Engineer's Office, Corn Hill Navigation Cruises, the Susan B. Anthony House, the Seneca Falls Women's Rights National Historical Park and the Frederick Douglass Papers at the University of Rochester. NEH Summer Scholars will be transported to and from landmark visits on a fully equipped coach tour bus.

Director: Jose R. Torre
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