Member Spotlight:

Elysia

Elysia Segal Actress / Costumed Interpreter New York Transit Museum

Elysia Segal is an actress, Senior Costumed Interpreter at the New York Transit Museum, Living Historian at the New-York Historical Society, and a board member of the International Museum Theatre Alliance. She has written and performed as numerous historical characters including a citizen-scientist from 1880, a train conductor from 1917, a journalist at the 1964 World's Fair, and a personification of the iconic "Madonna of the Trail" statues. She has also created a number of educational family shows on topics such as the history of Grand Central Terminal, electricity in the subway (Time Warner grant recipient), the MTA's Music Under New York program, and even an Epic Rap Battle about weather preparedness and sustainability!

No stranger to interactive science and history, Elysia has also performed at the Bronx/Central Park Zoos, led ghost tours through Greenwich Village, played characters at Disney World and won first place at the INTEL International Science and Engineering Fair. A graduate of NYU Tisch, she has additionally performed in numerous musicals, films and theatrical workshops and is a member of AAM, IMTAL, ALHFAM, DAR, Actors' Equity and SAG-AFTRA. ElysiaSegal.com

The 2018 NYCMER Conference was held on Monday, May 21, 2018 at Teachers College, Columbia University.

 

Conference Theme

React & Respond: The Next Steps

 

This year's conference featured:

  • Keynote Conversation with Gonzalo Casals, Director of the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, and Annie Polland, Executive Director at the American Jewish Historical Society. Moderated by Keonna Hendrick, cultural strategist and educator.
  • 26 sessions and 5+ poster presentations on a variety of topics including: inclusivity, best practices and lessons learned, access, activism and social justice, community engagement, program development and facilitation, equity, diversity, advocacy, and more!
  • Opportunities to network and connect with friends and colleagues at peer group meet ups, poster sessions, opening and closing receptions, and more!

 

Handouts and presentations along with a full video of keynote from the conference will be shared on the resource section of the Member Zone.