Kids Making History

Showcasing creative student projects that incorporate local primary sources to retell the past.
2017 school award nomination

Seeking Nominations for 2017 School Award

Deadline: May 15th, 2017

The Historical Society of Cheshire County is pleased to award a class in any Cheshire County school that has used local primary sources to communicate history in creative and unique ways.

The 2017 recipient will receive a certificate which will be presented to the students by Society staff as well as print and online media recognition.

2016 Civil War Comics Camp

2016 Civil War Comics Camp

In August 2016, 20 middle school students from around the Monadnock region joined forces to create an 85-page comic book The Wilcox Diary Comic using the letters and diary of Civil War soldier Charles Wilcox of Keene.

2016 School Award to Nelson School

2016 School Award

In June 2016, the Historical Society of Cheshire County awarded a Communicating the Past award to Ms. Emilia Whippie-Prior’s 5th and 6th graders at Nelson, NH, School.  Students studied the Blizzard of 1888 to complete a creative writing piece about the experience of a real individual during the storm.  They used books about the Blizzard, historic photographs, diary entries, newspaper accounts, and artifacts as research materials.  The result was a collection of fascinating stories based on real events.  Congrats!!