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History Lab

History Lab is a summer intensive for high school students entering grades 10-12 interested in local history and storytelling.

Strengthen your historical research skills and explore creative ways to interpret and share history!

History Lab is a summer intensive for high school students entering grades 10-12 in the 2022/23 school year interested in local history and storytelling.

Strengthen your historical research skills and explore creative ways to interpret and share history!

History Lab will take place at MOHAI with occasional off-site field trips Monday-Friday from 10am-4pm August 1st – 5th and August 8th – 12th.

Online applications for History Lab have closed for 2022.

Please check this area next spring for 2023 applications.

All applicants will be notified whether they have been selected for the program by July 8th. Please email education@mohai.org with any questions, concerns, or accommodation needs.

Explore Local History

During the intensive we will be exploring themes related to Ansel Adams: Masterworks and Perspectives on Place: Photographs From Here by looking into Seattle’s past.

What is the relationship between people and place? How have people shaped and been shaped by nature? How do we document and share our experiences of place? What are the physical markings that history has left behind?

We will explore these questions throughout Seattle’s past and in our own lives through in-gallery exploration, research in the MOHAI collection, and exploring the neighborhood around us.

A Creative Approach to History

We will also be exploring creative ways to interpret and share history – online! Time will be spent looking at examples of digital public history projects, experimenting with creative exercises, and learning about some of the easy to use (and often free) digital tools that are available to help us communicate ideas and tell stories. We will also be spending time practicing core history skills like research, analysis, writing, and editing.

Over the course of the two weeks, participants will conduct their own research and produce a work of historical interpretation to be published on the Rainy Day History website. Participants will be paid a $150 stipend for their work.

Who is eligible?

Participation is limited to six participants. History Lab is open to high school students entering grades 10-12 in the 2022/23 school year.

You don’t have to be a history buff to apply! We are looking for people who are interested in creative storytelling, passionate about local issues, and using history to understand and make an impact on the world around us.

 

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Application Details

Online applications for History Lab are closed for 2022.

All applicants will be notified whether they have been selected for the program by July 8th. Please email education@mohai.org with any questions, concerns, or accommodation needs.

Please check this page next spring for details on 2023 applications.

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