Audience:  All Grades; Educators
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Presenter(s)

Christopher W. Wilson

Christopher W. Wilson

National Museum of American History

In leading the Museum’s Daily Programs and its Program in African American Culture, Chris works to engage visitors in conversation about our nation’s rich and diverse history. As Director of Daily Programs, Chris created the Museum’s award-winning historic theater programs which offer interactive, personal presentations of stories of America’s past that resonate in the nation’s present. The director of the Program in African American Culture since June 2004, Chris also wants to enrich the experience of every visitor by offering them a glimpse into the rich history and culture of black Americans and an understanding that the American experience springs from many diverse stories.

Naomi Coquillon

Naomi Coquillon

National Museum of American History

As part of the Smithsonian’s History Explorer team, Naomi helps develop content for the Museum’s Web site for teachers, and teaches best practices for using these resources through teacher workshops. She is passionate about providing young people engaging opportunities to explore the past and to develop historical thinking skills by examining primary source materials.