I’m not normally one for taking selfies, but I got to spend time with a lot of cool people and see a lot of cool stuff at the American Battlefield Trust’s Teacher Institute in Philadelphia this week, so I want to share some of those meetings and interactions. Everyone heads home today–although I’ll have more dispatches to share once I have the time to get my notes written up!–but I thought this would be a fun way to close out the conference. It feels a little like “Where’s Waldo” to pop up in photo to photo, though.
I’ll start with a pair of my ECW colleagues and good friends, Dan Davis and Phill Greenwalt as the three of us shared lunch at City Tavern:
Here’s the owner of City Tavern, the multiple-Emmy Award winning host of A Taste of History, celebrity Chef Walter Staib. Chef was a gracious host who provided a great historic atmosphere and a delicious lunch, including the best chicken pot pie I’ve ever eaten in my life!
Phill Greenwalt took a selfie with the Baron von Steuben statue at Valley Forge, so I felt like I had to, too. There’s a new tour stop, parking area, and small plaza (complete with pergola and benches) to help visitors enjoy the spot and appreciate von Steuben’s immense contributions to the Continental Army.Finally, I took a selfie with some of the folks on my bus on Saturday. It was such a treat exploring Philadelphia with a busload of teachers (who are usually the ones chaperoning the busloads of students!). I was so amazed by the enthusiasm they have for their profession and for the kids they teach.