Lewis Latimer House Museum 40.7661° N -73.8294° W

Description

Lewis H. Latimer (1848-1928) was an African American inventor whose innovations in designing carbon filaments ushered in the age of electric light. Latimer was the son of fugitive slaves, a self-taught master draftsman, an expert on patent law, a poet, and painter--in short, a Renaissance man. The historic Victorian home of Lewis Latimer stands now as a testament to this talented and gracious man.


Lunch Notes

Groups may have lunch either in our classroom or in our gardens with advanced notice.

Bathroom Notes

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations should be done at least 48 hours before the visit.

Info

34-41 137th Street
Queens, NY 11354

+1 718-961-8585

education@lewislatimerhouse.org

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Subjects
History, Civil War, Slavery, 20th Century, African American History, Immigration, Modern History, Art, Primary Sources, Research, Social Justice, Current Events, Visual Arts, Engineering, Design Thinking, Technology, Arts, Science, Social Studies
Activities
Virtual Field Trip, Field Trip
Grades
3 5, 6 8, 9 12, K 2
Cost
Reduced Price For Title 1 Schools
Accommodations
Outdoor Lunch Space

Learning Experiences

Virtual Field Trip

Con Edison Young Inventors Workshop [Virtual]

Thrugh live demonstrations, participants will build amazing structures and explore engineering techniques using only paper. They will examine the objects in the space they inhabit. By breaking down their environment into geometric shapes, participants will create a new, remixed, or fantastic room using a basic set of paper engineering techniques.

This program meets the following New York City Science curriculum standards: Grade 3-Energy, 4.P.15, 4.P4.1b, 4.P4.2b.1

Subjects Covered

engineering, design thinking, visual arts

Grades
3-5, 6-8
Capacity
50 stu.
Activity

virtual field trip

Duration
45 min.
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Virtual Core Gallery Tour Q&A [Virtual]

Discuss the life of Lewis Latimer with our Education Associate. Pair this Live Q&A with our Core Gallery Tour Video to enhance your virtual experience. Hear behind-the-scene stories of Latimer's "unconquerable" journey as a self-taught African American inventor and humanist in the 19th century. Students will learn about American History, Technology, Citizenship and Career Choices. We suggest that students prepare questions ahead of the Q&A.

This program meets the following New York City Social Studies curriculum standards: 1.7, 1.8, 2.3, 2.4, 2.6, 2.7, 3.7, 3.8, 7.8c, 7.8d, 7.8e, 11.3

Subjects Covered

history, civil war, slavery, 20th century, african american history

Grades
3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Capacity
50 stu.
Activity

virtual field trip

Duration
30 min.
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Special School Program: Home/Land Exhibit [Virtual]

Inquiry-based exploration of current art exhibition Home/Land. Home/Land pairs true stories of those who escaped or attempted to escape slavery in the years surrounding the Fugitive Slave Act of 1793 with contemporary practices of families separated as a result of colonial ideologies imposed upon cultural and migratory practices on land that professes its freedom. Students will discuss selected artworks and create an artwork of their own in examining identity in response to the exhibit. This program offers a gallery walkthrough with a hands-on artmaking workshop.

Subjects Covered

african american history, social justice, current events, art, visual arts

Grades
6-8, 9-12
Capacity
50 stu.
Activity

virtual field trip

Duration
45 min.
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From Chains to Freedom: Voyage of George Latimer [Virtual]

Learn about the astonishing life of George Latimer, Lewis Latimer's father, who escaped from slavery and ignited an early abolitionist movement in Massachusetts. Students will learn about slavery, the Underground Railroad, abolitionism, and the Dred Scott decision.

This program meets the following New York City Social Studies curriculum standards: 1.7d, 1.8, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 3.3, 3.4, 3.8b, 4.5a, 5.6c, 7.8b

Subjects Covered

history, civil war, slavery, african american history, social justice

Grades
6-8, 9-12
Capacity
50 stu.
Activity

virtual field trip

Duration
45 min.
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Field Trip