Middle School Field Trip to the Museum of the American Revolution

Middle School Field Trip to the Museum of the American Revolution

Posted: April 3, 2024

On March 21, 2024, a group of 7th and 8th graders from Middle Years Alternative in West Philadelphia visited the Museum of the American Revolution through PEF’s Spark Philadelphia program, aimed at sparking career excitement and readiness.

Welcomed by the museum’s Director of Education and Community Engagement, Adrienne Whaley, the students enjoyed a private tour of some exhibits, while Ms. Whaley and her colleagues shared with the students about the various job opportunities and careers paths can lead an individual to work at a museum. Between taking in the artifacts, paintings and historical documents, the group identified and discussed museum jobs in the areas of teaching and learning, design and engineering, security and operations, and more.

The museum’s Senior Corporate and Government Partnerships Officer, Adam A. Robinson, the Associate Curator of Exhibition Content and Research, James Taub, and the Digital Content Manager, Kevin Rossi also spent time with the group, sharing with the students about their roles with the museum, supporting fundraising efforts, exhibition curation and item procurement, and social media and web development.



Thank you to the gracious team at the Museum of the American Revolution for spending time with our students, helping to broaden their horizons, and sparking excitement around career opportunities and the educational pathways necessary to pursue them!

Under the umbrella of PEF’s Middle Grades Initiative, Spark Philadelphia aims to provide career exploration and self-discovery opportunities that help middle school students understand, experience, and be inspired to pursue what’s possible.

If you or your company is interested in learning about ways to become involved in our Middle Grades Initiatives, please contact Liza Rangel, Senior Program Manager, at lrangel@philaedfund.org.

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