Immigration in the Granite State Teacher Workshop

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Two-day teacher workshop:
June 29-30, 9am-3:30 pm daily, Historical Society of Cheshire County, 246 Main Street, Keene

A New Hampshire Humanities grant to the Historical Society of Cheshire County will support a 2-day teacher workshop on immigration for elementary and middle school educators. Led by Paul Vincent, Keene State College Professor of Holocaust Studies and History, participants will learn about U.S. immigration policy during the intense period of transition from the 1860s - 1940s, and explore questions such as: How have Americans’ views of immigration changed over time? How have local communities been redefined by immigration? What have immigrants gained and lost in the process of becoming American?

Sessions led by local historians will focus on the history of Jewish, Finnish, and French-Canadian populations in our state, followed by a contemporary look at New Hampshire’s refugee resettlement program. Museum and historical society staff will offer hands-on practice in teaching about immigration using artifacts, archival research, and library materials, as well as a new immigration history "wonder box" for classroom use. Participants will receive 12 professional development credits for attending both days.

For more information and to register:, or contact Jennifer Carroll at or 603-352-1895.