Quick Preview of “Post Cards to the Future”

This is just a quick preview of one of the materials soon to be available to teachers!

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Passenger Train, 1895. from "The Children Who Rode the Orphan Trains - New England Historical Society." New England Historical Society. Accessed March 9, 2015. https://www.newenglandhistoricalsociety.com/the-children-who-rode-theorphan-trains/

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Passenger Train, 1895. from “The Children Who Rode the Orphan Trains – New England Historical
Society.” New England Historical Society. Accessed March 9, 2015.
https://www.newenglandhistoricalsociety.com/the-children-who-rode-theorphan-trains/

Post Cards to the Future Timeline

It’s incredible to see how transportation technology has changed throughout the life of Georgia O’Keeffe. Two years before her birth the petrol powered automobile showed up on the scene in Germany. In her life she saw Kitty Hawk, the Titanic, and  then a decade before her death she was witness to the lunar landing. Inspired by the weight of history she witnessed in her lifetime we’ve been developing lesson plans to follow along with our recent exhibition “Modernism Made in New Mexico”.

Here’s a lesson summary from “Postcards to the Future”:  “Students will make a post card from a memorable trip in New Mexico involving a means of transportation and a location. Through this lesson students will get a feel for the various forms of transportation that Georgia O’Keeffe used through her lifetime and see that history is something we can touch and take part in.”

As soon as technology starts to love me as much as I love it (common technology, we have so much in common! Well actually we don’t, but opposites attract… right?) I will have a few videos showing the crafts students will be able to engage in after their gallery tour! Fun stuff! Visit the tours section of our website, or call Sarah Zurick at 505.946.1007 for more info on scheduling a school tour!   -Drew Lauderdale, Education Intern