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Lunch & Learn: Black History in Keene, NH

April 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Friday, April 12th, 2024. 12pm-1pm.

Lunch & Learn: Black History in Keene. NH

Historical Society of Cheshire County, 246 Main Street, Keene, NH

New findings on Keene’s Black history will be presented by a Boston-based research team as part of the “Recovering Black History in the Monadnock Region” initiative. On Friday, April 12, 2024, at 12:00pm, the public is invited to bring a bag lunch to the Historical Society of Cheshire County, 246 Main Street in Keene for this one-hour program. Presentations will be made by World History PhD student Emily Boyer as well as Public History Master’s students Grace Rooney and Ellie Witham. This event is being offered as a hybrid program.

To attend online register via Zoom link, click here. 

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For one year, student researchers, led by Dr. Kabria Baumgartner of Northeastern University, have been tracing the history of African Americans in Keene from the 1730s to the 1910s. Their work was made possible thanks to a collaboration with the Historical Society, Keene Heritage Commission, and a grant from the NH Division of Historic Resources.

The Recovering Black History in the Monadnock Region is a citizen-archivist project led by Jennifer Carroll of the Historical Society of Cheshire County in Keene and Michelle Stahl of the Monadnock Center for History and Culture in Peterborough.

Dr. Kabria Baumgartner is an associate professor of history and Africana Studies at Northeastern University in Boston and a historian of the nineteenth-century United States, specializing in the history of slavery and abolition in New England, the history of education, and African American women’s and gender history.

The Keene Heritage Commission is an advisory and review commission of the City of Keene which is responsible for inventorying, promoting and actively seeking protection and preservation of Keene’s resources that are valued for their historic, cultural, aesthetic, archeological and community significance.





April 12
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Historical Society of Cheshire County
246 Main Street
Keene, NH 03431 United States
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