Heller Foundation Seminar Series | Newberry

Heller Foundation Seminar Series

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The Heller Foundation Seminar Series (HFSS) offers Chicago-area teachers the opportunity to participate in engaging, content-based seminars with local scholars and their peers. HFSS connects teachers with current scholarship and primary sources. Upcoming seminars will focus on engaging in history through art

Seminar Format

Heller Foundation seminars are held at the Newberry from 9 am to 2:30 pm unless otherwise indicated. Seminars include a show and tell component featuring relevant primary source materials from the Newberry’s collection. Participants earn five CPDU credit hours for attending a Heller Foundation seminar.

Program Costs

Registration for a Heller Foundation seminar is free and open to all K–12 teachers in the Chicago area. Registrations are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.


The Newberry is grateful to the Heller Foundation for its generous support of HFSS and for providing classroom resources for seminar participants.

For more information about the Heller Foundation Seminar Series, please contact Teacher Programs Staff.

Upcoming Seminars

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Full. Wait list only.
Modernism-as a style, a culture, and a philosophy transformed the world in the twentieth century. Chicago both reflected and generated some of its key aspects, and in its own characteristic ways.
Friday, June 23, 2017
Full. Wait list only.
The cultural history of the city of Chicago is deeply intertwined with the story of jazz, America’s great art form. After being born in New Orleans, jazz moved northwards with the African-American population that came to Chicago seeking better lives with more opportunities.