Martin Van Buren National Historic Site : Spring 2015:


Site: Martin Van Buren’s home and farm, Lindenwald, in Kinderhook, NY

Students: Sculpture, Industrial Design, Jewelry & Metalsmithing, Architecture

Themes: National identity at a time when such identity was neither fixed nor clear; focus on individualism, citizenship, and inequality.

Books: Ted Widmer, Martin Van Buren; Susan Schulton, Mapping the Nation: History and Cartography in 19th-Century; Jill Lepore, A is for American: Letters and Other Characters in the Newly United States; Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Self-Reliance”

Exhibition: "Witness Tree Project: Lindenwald Mulberry Exhibit," In-house display at Van Buren site, May to October, 2015

Student Work