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Educator Workshop | Places + Things: Objects from Detroit

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

How can objects tell the story of a place? Join educators from Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum as we explore historic and contemporary design objects from Detroit. From signage to buildings to family heirlooms, objects can tell a story about our home and our community. Educators will be encouraged to share objects of their own, and learn how to teach with objects to engage students in deeper thinking and support content learning across disciplines.

Educators of all grade levels are encouraged to participate.


This free program will be hosted through Zoom, with the option to dial in as well. Details will be emailed to you upon registration. This program includes closed captioning. For general questions or if we can provide additional accessibility services or accommodations to support your participation, please email us at or let us know when registering.

NDA Cities

This program is being held as part of Cooper Hewitt’s NDA Cities program, connecting National Design Award winners with communities around the country. Find out about additional virtual education programs in Detroit:

Special Thanks

NDA Cities is made possible with generous support from The Hirsch Family Foundation.

4:30pm - 6:00pm