Accommodations and Facilities:
Session 1: July 19-25, 2015
Session 2: July 26-August 1, 2015
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.
To 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 Hyatt Regency in Downtown Rochester, located near Strong Museum. The Hyatt is near coffee houses, restaurants, movie theaters, classical music performances, bookstores and markets. The Hyatt Regency 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 $49.50 per person per night; single rooms will be available at a rate of $99.00 per person. Both these prices include free wireless internet access. The Hyatt Regency is a full-service hotel with standard amenities and 24-hour access. Participants will also have guest privileges at the Rochester Historical Society and the Monroe County (Rochester) Public Library located two blocks away from the Hyatt, ensuring that they will be able to immerse themselves fully in Rochester's reform history.
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.