Educator Programs

Professional development opportunities for teachers at the National Museum of the American Indian can benefit educators in all subject areas. Workshops span a range of topics and enable teachers to discover analytical approaches to connect the museum's collections and content with classroom teaching strategies. Sessions help educators explore new content about American Indian cultures and history and encourage new methods for teaching with objects in the classroom. Workshops include take-home materials and classroom resources, as well as new ideas for interdisciplinary curriculum connections.

Learn about the NMAI's educational resources—including curriculum for the classroom, teacher workshops, and educational strategies—in the museum’s free, quarterly teacher e-newsletter.

Visit this page regularly for information on upcoming NMAI workshops and special offerings for educators. Join the email list to receive announcements throughout the school year. Email the NMAI in Washington, D.C. (nmai-education@si.edu) or New York, N.Y. (nmai-ny-education@si.edu) with education-related inquiries.

Educator Programs in Washington, DC

There are no educator workshops currently scheduled in Washington, DC.
Please check this page regularly for updated information.

Educator Programs in New York, NY


Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Influence on Early American Feminists
Thursday, March 9, 2017; 5–7 PM
National Museum of the American Indian, New York, NY
Diker Pavilion, First Level


The year 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of women winning the right to vote in New York State. Join an inspiring and insightful discussion with Jeanne Shenandoah (Eel Clan, Onondaga Nation) and Dr. Sally Roesch Wagner from the Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation. Learn how Haudenosaunee women influenced the revolutionary vision of early feminists and radical reformers by providing a model for equality, leadership, and government in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Purchase a signed copy of Dr. Wagner's book, Sisters in Spirit, in the museum store.

This program is free. Please register online. Contact nmai-ny-education@si.edu or 212-514-3710 for inquiries and accommodations.

Image courtesy of Dr. Sally Roesch Wagner, 2017.