to dig into local history in: [art]ifact: where history meets art
UW-La Crosse offers 3 UG credits*
UW-La Crosse Assistant Professor of History, Dr. Ariel Beaujot, will present her inspired approach to teaching public history through two courses offered in fall 2015 and spring 2016.
Participants in these courses will work with historic objects from the La Crosse County Historical Society’s collection. Their research will inspire the creation of original works of art made by local artists who will respond to the artifact in a contemporary way. Artwork will be displayed alongside the actual artifact in a culminating exhibition at the Pump House in spring 2016.
Participants should plan to take both courses to experience the project in its totality. The fall course may be taken alone but it is required in order to take the spring course.
Who should attend?
- Upper elementary to high school teachers of history
- Arts and heritage site managers
- History buffs
Material Culture and Local Manufacture
Fall 2015 | Part One
Sept. 9-Dec. 11, 2015 | Wed. 5:30-8:15 p.m.
La Crosse County Historical Society
145 West Ave. South, La Crosse, Wis.
Fall registration now open!
Exhibit Design and Development
Spring 2016 | Part Two
Jan. 25-May 6, 2016 | Wed. 5:30-8:15 p.m.
Pump House Regional Art Center
119 King Street, La Crosse, Wis.
Spring registration begins December 7, 2015
To register for UW-La Crosse credit course:
UW-L Academic Credit Registration form and Online Admission Application Directions (4 page PDF)
*UW-La Crosse History Department is collaborating on the project with local community partners,
La Crosse County Historical Society and the Pump House. Continuing Education and Extension in collaboration with the WI Council for the Social Studies will offer the fall and spring undergraduate credit courses.
The tuition plateau does not apply to students enrolling in undergraduate or graduate credit courses through the Office of Continuing Education and Extension.
For more information:
Briana Meuer, 608.785.6513 or firstname.lastname@example.org Continuing Education & Extension University of Wisconsin-La Crosse 1725 State St., 205 Morris Hall, La Crosse, WI 54601 608.785.6504 or email@example.com