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The Lab for Teen Thinkers, a summer program for teens, is pleased to invite you to their culminating virtual presentation about Seneca Village, the predominately African American community that the city displaced in 1857 during the construction of Central Park. The presentation showcases artifacts excavated from the site in 2011, as well as historical documents and maps.

For the past month, the Teen Thinkers have been conducting research and piecing together buried histories. Explore the items villagers used in and around their homes through the teens‘ presentations, learn the unique stories these objects tell us about life in nineteenth-century New York City and the people of Seneca Village, and draw connections to our present-day life while reflecting on the past.

Join us for this exciting presentation! Space is limited, so please confirm your attendance by registering below. The Zoom link will be emailed to you after registration and one day prior to the event.

When: Wednesday, July 28, 10:30–12 pm

Presentation Schedule

10:30–10:40 am
Welcome and Brief Introduction to Seneca Village

10:40–11:00 am
Labor and Doing: Tamia Major, Brandon Lee, Taquasia George, Ella Roundy

11:00–11:25 am
Kitchen and Foodways: Samantha Saenz, Asha Suganthan, Gillian Mulder, Taryn Chung, Nailah Jahangir

11:25 –11:45 am
Body and Self: Rameen Gondal, Aleah Goodman, Michelle Attoh, Charlotte Weinstein

11:45–12:00 pm
Q & A

Closing Remarks

The Lab for Teen Thinkers was made possible through the generous support of The Pinkerton Foundation.

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