August 18, 2020
8.7.20 – Hearst Fellows Symposium
Thank you to all the Dames that attended last week’s Virtual Hearst Fellows Symposium by the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden (MVHM)!
Hearst Fellow Maya Coleman presented on the African-American experience in New York City after the abolition of slavery, sharing interesting parallels between artifacts found in excavations from African-American communities in NYC and those on display at the MVHM. Maya used her research to create an accompanying museum tour.
Hearst Fellow Kimberly Earlywine shared the project that she created for MVHM summer high school interns on historic preservation. The learning module guides the interns through a debate exercise on whether to save a historic building and shares about the MVHM as a preservation case study.