Three NH historical organizations, in partnership with the NH Black Heritage Trail of Portsmouth, have embarked upon a research and documentation project to recover black history in their respective counties. Join the Historical Society of Cheshire County (Keene), the Monadnock Center for History and Culture (Peterborough), the Warner Historical Society, and the NH Black Heritage Trail (Portsmouth) to learn more about their projects.
Each organization is in a different stage of their work. Each organization is seeking virtual volunteers to assist them with documenting the lives of black individuals and families living in Cheshire, Hillsborough, and Merrimack Counties. All of the results from this multi-year project will be used to create new educational programming and to assist NH educators in their efforts to integrate more black local history into their curriculum.
Sponsored in part by the Putnam Foundation and Bergeron Construction