A Sense of Place: Architecture, Culture, and History in the Arkansas Delta




Monticello, AR and the Arkansas Delta


Dates: July 7-13, 2024 and July 14-20, 2024


1 week


Professional Development Program

Professional Development Program Type

Professional Development Program Audience




A Sense of Place: Architecture, Culture and History in the Arkansas Delta is an Alex Foundation six day, two week residential workshop. This new workshop will bring together 60 6-12 grade teachers from across the United States to learn about the important contributions and characteristics of the Arkansas Delta with architecture as a focus. The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Landmarks of American History and Culture program will engage participants in learning about relevant Arkansas Delta Landmarks and buildings of historical and culture significance, from internment camps, cotton gins/commercial buildings, shotgun homes, mounds, paranormal homes and plantation homes to the African American, Asian American, Italian American, Native American and Scottish American heritage that influence these places.

Project Director(s)

Angela Courtney

Lecturers and Visiting Faculty

Russell Rudzinski; Nancy Chikaraishi; Kwendeche; Lillie Fears; Mason Toms; Janis Kearney; Brent Shelor; Mark Spencer; Michael Flowers; Karen Spence

Grantee Institution

Alex Foundation

Funded through the Division of Education Programs