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Bringing New Hampton and New Hampshire History to Life
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"Maintaining our town's history and culture is paramount when it comes to New Hampshire's fourth grade social studies. The New Hampton Historical Society has been preserving our state's past and telling its rich stories for generations. It is with their support that our students create lasting educational impressions. A partnership between the NHHS and New Hampton Community School has resulted in a myriad of benefits for students. The Historical Society has enriched the classroom by introducing its exhibitions, hands-on artifacts, activities, and primary resources, to provide tangible items for the students to examine and discuss."
– Teacher Scott McCann, New Hampton Community School
The Traveling Treasure Chest: A Program for Fourth-Graders
Every other week from autumn through spring, Vice President and Program Chairman of the New
Hampton Historical Society Bob Curry brings the "Traveling Treasure Chest" to New Hampton Elementary School's fourth grade class. In the chest lies a secret historical artifact from the New Hampton Historical Society’s Dana Hill Road museum. Mr. Curry talks to the children about the history of their community and shows them old items of great interest. Coordinating with the teacher, Scott McCann, these story times relate to the course of study being taught. Recently the class has learned about Abanaki grinding stones, the history of local scythe manufacture, holiday festivities for the harvest season, and wintertime. Questions are many, and the 45-minute class time speeds by. Making history "live" is great fun!