Our friends at the National Museum of Animals & Society (NMAS) have just debuted a new interactive online exhibit -- Be Kind: A Visual History of Humane Education, 1880-1945 -- which explores the history of humane education from the late 19th century to mid-20th century. (IHE is a Bronze Sponsor of the exhibit.) According to the NMAS website:
"We have focused on the years between 1880-1945 because of the number of different visual techniques and approaches that were undertaken by those advocating for Humane Education during this period. The goal of this exhibition is to illustrate the dynamic and multi-faceted approach taken by these pioneers. In addition to highlighting this often-overlooked history, this exhibit aims to bring the message of Humane Education to current audiences by connecting them with the historical trajectory of animal welfare and animal rights. It is our hope that the work of these early reformers will capture the imagination of a new generation of activists."
The exhibition is divided into several sections, including:
- books, pamphlets & other publications;
- buttons, badges and medals;
- film and lantern slides;
The exhibit also includes some suggested lesson plans, based on the long-running annual Be Kind to Animals Week®, sponsored by the American Humane Association.
View the exhibit.
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