Friday, September 11, 2015

Lessons from the Land: Reading the Historic Landscape

Yesterday, I was honored as a historian to be part of three separate ribbon cutting events at Conway historic sites: the Marshall Conservation Area, the Abenaki Encampment and the Redstone Quarry. Along with the soon to be opened Kennett High School covered bridge each of these sites will offer new opportunities for research and education through a new initiative of the Conway Public Library’s Henney History Room.

Marshall Conservation Area

Beginning this Fall, we will be offering free history education programs and curriculum support to all area schools and educational groups, such as home schools, boy scouts, girl scouts, etc. The program will involve three main approaches; research at the Henney History Room, outreach programs at the schools and guided field trips to historic sites.

Abenaki Encampment

Building on the archival resources at the Henney History Room such as historic photos, deeds, land records and surveys, aerial photos, old maps and business records, activities can include power point programs, web based projects, hands on and interactive displays of artifacts, reproductions, and photographs, trail maps and interpretive signage.

Redstone Quarry

For more information contact the Curator at the Conway Public Library's Henney History Room.

Covered Bridge on its way to Kennett High School

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