8: 30 a m. to 3: 30 p m. (optional reception until 5: 00 p m.) What to expect

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Greetings teachers!
Welcome to the Runaway Art: Interpreting Colonial Slave Ads program.
The Professional Development day you are attending is scheduled for:
Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Philipsburg Manor in Sleepy Hollow, NY

8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

(optional reception until 5:00 p.m.)
What to expect:

  • The day begins bright and early at 8:30 a.m. with light breakfast snacks and coffee, juice, water provided.

  • Plan on bringing a light sweater as the auditorium we are spending much of the day in is air-conditioned and can get chilly!

  • Here you will get to meet and hear from content experts from program partners The Center for Arts Education and Historic Hudson Valley as well as become familiarized with the lesson plans with our curriculum developer.

  • After touring our 18th century historic site, you will break for lunch (provided).

  • We welcome you to join us at the end of the workshop for an optional wine and cheese reception (outdoor, weather permitting) until 5:00 p.m.

If you are driving, here are directions to Philipsburg Manor.

Taking the train instead?
Historic Hudson Valley staff will be picking up train commuters at the Metro-North Station in nearby Tarrytown and bringing them to Philipsburg Manor.
**If you need a ride from the station, you must take the Hudson Line East train departing from Grand Central at 7:38 a.m. and arriving at Tarrytown at 8:17 a.m. This is a PEAK express train, 39 minutes.**
For more schedule info and fares, visit MTA.info here.
We will return guests to the train station for either a 4:01 departure (arriving at GCT at 4:41 p.m. express OFF-PEAK) or a 5:35 p.m. departure (arriving at GCT at 6:15 p.m. express OFF-PEAK) depending on your plans to attend the reception or not.
Before you come:
**Please answer the following three questions in email by Wed., July 30**

  1. Do you need a ride from the Tarrytown Train Station?

  2. Lunch choice (sandwich): Roast Beef, Turkey, or Veggie? Any other dietary restrictions we should know about?

  3. Will you attend the wine/cheese reception?

Required forms, recommended reading:
To ensure a faster registration process upon your arrival, please visit our Runaway Art Teachers’ Resource Page to download and fill out the following three forms. These can be included as attachments with your response email in advance or you can print and bring along with you. (Forms will also be available at check-in.)

  1. Teacher Invoice

  2. W-9

  3. Photo/video release form. [Please note we will be filming and photographing the entire day’s lectures, tours, and Q&A sessions, as well as interviewing teachers along the way to document the project and include in our online resources.]

We ask that you please visit our new Runaway Art Teachers’ Resource Page to briefly familiarize yourself with the project. Here, we recommend downloading and reading before you come the essay “Reading Between the Lines: Understanding Runaway Advertisements and Enslavement in the Colonial North.”

Thank you for your interest and investment in this exciting new program and we look forward to meeting you soon!
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.

Krista Madsen

Runaway Art, Project Manager

Historic Hudson Valley



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