In addition, American Writers Museum is excited to offer free admission Monday Nov. 18 through Sunday Nov. 24 to all teachers with a valid school ID to celebrate American Education Week. No RSVP is needed.
The dedication and hard work teachers put into educating our next generation is important beyond measure. In addition to perusing the museum, guests will have access to feature exhibits Tools of the Trade spotlighting typewriters used by renowned writers including Sandra Cisneros, John Lennon, Hugh Hefner, Gwendolyn Brooks, Ray Bradbury and the opening weekend of the provocative exhibit My America: Immigrant and Refugee Writers Today. The exhibit, opening Thursday, Nov 21 and running through May 2021 explores the influence of modern immigrant and refugee writing in America on our culture, history, and daily lives. The curating team includes Marie Arana, Ilan Stavans, Vu Hoang Tran, Chris Abani, Laila Halaby, Dipika Mukherjee, and Viet Thanh Nguyen.
Organized by theNational Education Association, American Education Week will present all Americans with a wonderful opportunity to celebrate public education and honor individuals who are making a difference in ensuring that every child receives a quality education, according to the association. The longstanding event is also a way to generate awareness and support for our educators and for the public to learn more about the life of a teacher. This year marks the 98th year of the American Education Week, which started in 1921.