Teacher Workshop: Harlan Crow Library

Time slots are 9:00-10:30 AM or 10:30 AM-12:00 PM

Saturday, May 8, 2021 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Time Zone: America/Chicago

Local Time: Saturday, May 8, 2021 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Social Studies teachers are invited to join this private, docent-led tour of the library of Harland Crow hidden in the heart of Dallas. 1.5 hours of PD approved by TEA will be awarded.

(Time slots are 9:00-10:30 AM or 10:30 AM-12:00 PM. You will be contacted with an assigned timeslot. Small groups and mask required.)

Harlan Crow created his library/gallery in 2004, designed to showcase his 18th and 19th-century art collections of portraiture, rare documents, manuscripts, and books. With a collection of more than 10,000 books and more than 5,000 manuscripts, Crow’s is one of the most significant collections in the nation outside of the Library of Congress. Highlights include a 1493 pamphlet based on Christopher Columbus’ hand-written letter to King Ferdinand. His collection includes a portrait of George Washington by Rembrandt Peale, and the personal paintings of Dwight D. Eisenhower and now George W. Bush, which was recently gifted. Then there is his famous sculpture garden. It is divided into an “uphill zone for the good guys” aka Winston Churchill, Margaret Thatcher; Ronald Reagan is on his way to stand right next to Mrs. Thatcher. Then there is the “downhill zone” for the bad guys like Vladimir Lenin, Joseph Stalin, and Mao Zedong.

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