The Cold War through the Collections of the Intrepid Museum


New York, NY



July 20 - July 31, 2020 Length: 2 Weeks


Summer Program

Summer Program Type

Summer Program Audience




This institute immerses teachers in scholarly research as well as the history and science of the Cold War embodied by the Museum’s collection, including the former U.S. aircraft carrier Intrepid, a National Historic Landmark, and the former U.S. submarine, Growler. Exploring the historical context of technological innovation, the Institute invites a national group of teachers to deepen their understanding and increase confidence in their ability to explore the subject thoroughly, critically and engagingly with students. Open to all who fit the NEH eligibility criteria, this institute is most appropriate for middle and high school history, humanities, science and technology teachers.

Project Director(s)

Lynda Kennedy

Lecturers and Visiting Faculty

Alex Wellerstein, Spencer R. Weart, Scott Sagan, Svetlana Savranskaya, Sarah Dziedzic, Jessica Williams, Eric Boehm

Grantee Institution

Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum