Getting from Here to There: The Story of the Buffalo Trace Virtual Teacher Workshop

Save the Date for our 8th Indiana’s Historic Pathways teacher workshop. This year’s event is going virtual! Geared toward 3rd, 4th & 5th grade teachers and interested members of the public, this workshop will introduce the story of Indiana’s unique Buffalo Trace to attendees through speakers, lesson plans, and a teacher panel about innovative classroom learning ideas.


Tuesday, October 12, 2021 – 1:00-3:30 p.m. Eastern


Register Online Now


The cost to attend is $10 and includes access to all presentations, live Q&A with experts, a virtual teacher panel and a physical mailed packet which includes printed lesson plans and hands on learning items to be used in the classroom. Digital versions of the resources will be sent out as well.

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Register via phone by calling 812-464-1989. Use registration code HSI101-001.



For your convenience, links to the prerecorded presentations will be sent to participants two weeks before the virtual workshop to watch on your own schedule. During the virtual workshop on October 12, speakers will chat about their topic and be present for a Q&A session. Attendees will also participate in a virtual teacher panel where participants can share creative ways to implement the lessons in their classrooms.

  • Indiana’s Natural Landscape prior to Statehood – Mike Homoya, botanist and plant ecologist
  • Pioneer Plants and Cooking – Bob Zimmerman, former interpreter at Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial
  • The Indiana Territory – David Weaver, site manager and program coordinator for Vincennes State Historic Sites
  • Indiana’s First State Capital – Brittany Miller, site manager at Corydon Capitol State Historic Site
  • Indiana’s Underground Railroad – Jeannie Regan-Dinius, Director of Special Initiatives for Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology
  • Interpreting the Underground Railroad in Madison, Indiana – Sue Livers, Historic Madison Inc.
  • Early Stagecoaches and Inns Along the Buffalo Trace – Richard Day, author and historian
  • Native Americans in Indiana: The Miami Nation – Diane Hunter, tribal historic preservation officer for the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma
  • Interactive Teacher Panel – Glenda Ferguson, former 4th grade teacher at Burris Elementary School


This program has been made possible through a grant from Indiana Humanities in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Humanities.


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