Immigration History in the Granite State

Teacher Workshop 2017
Finlandia Foundation

Thursday, June 29- Friday, June 30, 2017.
9am-4pm daily

In the Historical Society’s upcoming two-day workshop, grade school through high school educators will examine the immigration experience in the Granite State between the 1860s and 1940s. The workshop is also designed to familiarize teachers with local primary resources that are available to teach the history of immigration in their region.

$30 registration.    Receive 13 credit hours.

Workshop Presenters

Paul Vincent, Professor and Chair of the Cohen Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Keene State College. As the workshop scholar, Vincent will provide the historical foundation to understand American immigration history, with particular emphasis on policy during the administration of Franklin Roosevelt.

Alan Rumrill, Executive Director of the Historical Society of Cheshire County and curator of a recent exhibit on the history of the Jewish community in Cheshire County, will present an overview of the Jewish immigration experience in southwestern New Hampshire.

Robert Perreault, historian, will examine the experience of French Canadians who settled in the Granite State and the religious, educational, social, cultural, and commercial institutions that helped preserve this community’s language and traditions. Perreault will also inform workshop attendees about educational resources available to teachers at the Millyard Museum in Manchester.

Melissa Brooks, Education Director at the Mariposa Museum and World Culture Center will lead a hands-on learning session using the Museum’s Dreaming Again Immigration Teaching Trunks for middle and high school teachers.

Barry Heiniluoma, President of Finnish Heritage Society-Sovittaja of Rutland, MA, will present an overview of the history of Finns to the region and their impact on the community.

Jennifer Carroll, Director of Education at HSCC willintroduce immigration-related artifacts, archival materials and library materials for teachers to explore.

Amy Marchildon, Director of Services for New Americans at Ascentria Care Alliance in Concord, will talk about the current refugee resettlement process in New Hampshire and the next wave of immigrants coming into the state. .

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