The Heritage Education Network

The Heritage Education Network (THEN) is an alliance for those who use, manage, teach, or create information about past or present peoples and cultures.

We are archaeologists, anthropologists, historians, formal and informal educators, architects, folklorists, museum specialists, interpreters, art historians and others committed to public outreach about cultural heritage. We work together to network, exchange ideas, professionalize, and publish information. We provide a bridge between professional heritage specialists and those who produce, use, and disseminate educational materials.

The development of this website has been funded through a Wenner-Gren Foundation, Innovations in Public Awareness of Anthropology Grant. The first “soft launch” for THEN’s website happened in March 2017 to coincide with the Society for American Archaeology annual meeting. The second “launch” took place at the beginning of November 2017 to coincide with the Southeast Archaeological Conference meeting. The final phase of completion will take place by December 2018.

New to THEN’s website are the Resources, News & Events, and Members Only pages.  Please take time to tour the content and search the Annotated Bibliography of Heritage Education Materials located on the Resources page. Use of the Annotated Bibliography is free!  Membership is required to upload additional references.

Take the opportunity to join THEN as one of the founding members. (More information on our membership categories can be found on the Join page.)

Visit the website periodically, learn a bit about THEN, and see some of the exciting things we have planned.

For more information or questions:

The Heritage Education Network
P.O. Box 31121
Tucson, AZ 85751-1121

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