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NJHS offers two new educational programs


The New Jersey Historical Society is offering two new educational programs related to the upcoming exhibitions, ĦQue bonita bandera!: The Puerto Rican Flag as Folk Art and City on Display: A Newark Photographer and His Clients, 1890s-1940s scheduled to open October 8, 2003 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 52 Park Place, Newark, NJ 07102.

Admission is free and open to the public.

A Changing City
In the program "A Changing City," students will explore the exhibition City on Display: A Newark Photographer and His Clients, 1890s-1940s for examples of the way one photographer documented the transformation and growth of a New Jersey city (as an example of American cities) and compare it to life in present day urban centers. Through writing, sketching, role-playing and other hands-on activities, students will explore photographs and objects related to transportation, housing, stores, workers, and leisure time activities and learn how a photographer makes choices about what he or she sees through the lens and how that influences our views of any American city, past and present.

Cultural Expressions
"Cultural Expressions" encourages students to examine the ways a flag is used as an expression and extension of culture and folklore through exploration and hands-on activities in the exhibition ĦQue bonita bandera!: The Puerto Rican Flag as Folk Art. By "reading" photographs, carnival masks, murals and assemblages using the imagery of the Puerto Rican flag, students will begin to understand how traditions and values are inherent in a symbol of national and regional identity, and their contributions to New Jersey's diversity. Students will then create their own folk art using a symbol of their culture.

Other programs available include: Past Profiles, Garden of Industry, Tools of the Historian, and Resource Full-New Jersey.

For more information on how to schedule a group program, please call the Education Department at (973) 596-8500. Check out our website at www.jerseyhistory.org for more information about programs for adults and children at The New Jersey Historical Society.

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