Playing with the Past, a talk with scholar of play, Jon-Paul C. Dyson

13 Dec 2010
15:00:00 - 17:00:00
Please Touch Museum at Memorial Hall

Playing with the Past

Heritage Philadelphia Program is pleased to present a talk with Jon-Paul C. Dyson, Vice President for Exhibit Research and Development at the National Museum of Play. Dyson will talk about the importance of play in all history museums, especially those wishing to engage young audiences. What is play, and what it its role in developing historical thinking? How do we incorporate play into the “work” of history museums?

Monday, December 13, 3:00 p.m.
at the Please Touch Museum at Memorial Hall
4231 Avenue of the Republic
Philadelphia, PA

RSVP is required. RSVP to jliu@pcah.us or 267 350 4950 by December 9.

*About Jon-Paul Dyson*
Jon-Paul Dyson works for the Strong in Rochester, New York where he is Vice President for Exhibit Research and Development at the National Museum of Play, Director of the International Center for the History of Electronic Games, and Book Review Editor (former Editor) of the American Journal of Play. He holds a Ph.D. in American History and loves to create exhibits for people of all ages.

About Please Touch Museum
Located in Memorial Hall, a National Historic Landmark originally built for the 1876 Centennial Exhibition. The museum’s mission: to enrich the lives of children by creating learning opportunities through play, enables them to lay the foundation for a lifetime of learning and cultural awareness.