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History By Era: Civil Rights & Vietnam Era



Online chronologies of events in Cheshire County at different periods of time.

Monadnock Moments

Short historical articles about people, places, or events in the Monadnock region.

Film 1: Enter to Learn, Go Forth to Serve

How does a teacher training school in rural New Hampshire transform itself into a leading public liberal-arts college? This documentary chronicles Keene State's rise from Keene Normal School, founded in 1909, to an institution that dares its...

Film 2: Here I Am, Send Me

In the spring of 1965, Jonathan Myrick Daniels, a twenty-six year old student at an Episcopal seminary became one of the many young Americans who answered the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr's call to help register African-American voters in...

Film 3: Lost Boundaries

The story of fair-skinned African American family, the Carters who move to Keenham, New Hampshire.  Parents Scott and Marsha decide to 'pass' as white and lead a successful life in town until World War II when an investigation reveals the...

Film 7: The Farmer is the Man

The Farmer is the Man documents the joys, challenges and viability of farming in the Monadnock region of New Hampshire in the mid-to-late 20th century.  While it is clear that farmers wish to continue working the land, producing local food, and...

Lesson 6: Keene’s Early Neighbors

Grades: 3-4 Let staff at the Horatio Colony House Museum and the Historical Society of Cheshire County in Keene introduce your students to some old friends.  Keene's Early Neighbors is a 2-part pdf containing biographies of some of our city's important 18th and 19th...

Online Exhibit 1: In the Far Pasture

An online presentation on the history of agriculture in Cheshire County, New Hampshire from pre-colonial days into the 21st century. Based on an onsite exhibit at the Historical Society of Cheshire County in 2017.