Member Spotlight:


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.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

6th Annual Teaching Social Activism Conference: Intersections

Where: Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York

When:8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Workshop Organizer: Museum of the City of New York

Are you planning on attending or presenting at the NYCMER conference? If so, we invite you to begin your week of learning one day early at the Museum of the City of New York’s 6th Annual Teaching Social Activism Conference! 6th Annual Teaching Social Activism Conference Museum of the City of New York When: Sunday, May 20, 2016 8:30 am – 3:30 pm 2018 Theme: Intersections How can we support our students and ourselves, build understanding within and across class, race, and gender, and construct curricula that cross disciplines to spark novel insights? Join educators, youth, and scholars from across the New York metropolitan area for a free, full day of engaging conversations, thought-provoking sessions, and gallery tours exploring the various tools and techniques used to engage students and communities in the history and practice of social change. The Teaching Social Activism Conference is an annual event at the Museum of the City of New York. Inspired by the content of the Museum’s groundbreaking exhibition, Activist New York, this day highlights the best practices for teaching this important subject to students of all ages. Interested in presenting? We have a few spaces open to showcase museums, cultural institutions, and museum educators who wish to share the work they are doing.

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