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Originally published in Compass, July 31, 2014
Workshop offered for teachers, history enthusiasts

The Castine Historical Society joins Penobscot Marine Museum to host a workshop for teachers and local history enthusiasts on Wednesday, August 6, and Thursday, August 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

This two-day workshop, sponsored by the Massachusetts Historical Society, will explore how to use local resources—documents, artifacts, landscapes, and the rich expertise in every town—to examine historical issues with a national focus, according to a news release. Concentrating on the period just after the American Revolution, participants will investigate such questions as: What was it like to live in a town that had existed for decades in a country that was new? When the nation was first forming after the Revolution, what were people in our town/region worried about? How much did the geography, economy, culture, and social makeup of our region influence those concerns?

The workshop is open to teachers, librarians, archivists, members of local historical societies, and interested local history enthusiasts. There is a charge to cover lunches on two days; program and material costs have been funded by the Richard Saltonstall Charitable Foundation. Educators can earn professional development and graduate credits from Framingham State University.

For more information, or to register, contact the MHS education department at or (617) 646-0557.