[video] Steam Punk History: Low-Tech Storytelling in the Digital Age

Video via the Forum Network: Steam Punk History: Low-Tech Storytelling in the Digital Age Steve Thornton (stephen.thornton1199@gmail.com), retired union organizer and writer for The Shoeleather History Project (ShoeleatherHistoryProject.com) Uncovering history is one thing; presenting it effectively is another. Even in the digital age, there are “low tech” methods that can be used to aid greater public[…]

[video] Busing in Boston: Teaching the history of segregation, desegregation, and busing

Video via the Forum Network: Busing in Boston: Teaching the history of segregation, desegregation, and busing Josue D. Sakata (jsakata@bostonpublicschools.org) is Assistant Director for History and Social Studies for Boston Public Schools and one of the creators of this resource. http://sites.google.com/a/bostonpublicschools.org/desegregation/home/teachers This was an extremely contentious period in local history that reverberated nationally. To help[…]

[slides] New and Overlooked Resources for Researching Individuals from the Revolutionary War and Civil War

Michelle Novak is President of [MND] (www.mnd.nyc), a NYC Brand-Design agency and a graduate of RISD and BU Genealogical Research. She is a Trustee of the Genealogical Society of New Jersey; the Genealogical Society of Bergen County, NJ; and is Editor of the GSBC’s ISFHWE award-winning newsletter, “The Archivist.”  Michelle also created the fabulous History[…]

[slides] Five Myths about the Puritans

Lori Stokes (lori.stokes@comcast.net), Ph.D., Independent Scholar; and Dr. Will Holton, Partnership for the Historic Bostons. www.historicbostons.org People love to hate the Puritans. In the popular imagination, the Puritans were killjoys who banned dancing, singing, sex, alcohol, and smiling, and put people in the stocks for sneezing on Sunday. The truth, however, is very different—and much more[…]

[slides] Preserving Historic Gravestones

Ta Mara Conde tamara@historicgravestone.com HistoricGravestone.com Cemeteries are outdoor museums dedicated to memories of average people, the famous and lifestyles of long ago. Ta Mara Conde, a gravestone and monument conservator has worked to preserve gravestones for over 16 years in New England and across the nation. Preservation of these historical “documents” is important to preserving[…]

[slides] Echoes of the Past: Bringing historical role-playing to the streets of Boston

Daud Alzayer, Revolutionary Characters Manager, The Old State House in Boston daud@bostonhistory.org Echoes of the Past: Bringing historical role-playing to the streets of Boston “Echoes of the Past,” staged in Boston last year as part of the anniversary of the Stamp Act protests, put real historical characters on Boston streets and challenged participants to find[…]

[slides] Researching Enslaved & Recently Free Northerners

Liz Loveland (@lizl_genealogy and lovelandfamilyhistory@gmail.com) Blog transcribing a Victorian diary: http://addiessojourn.wordpress.com/ Genealogy & history blog: http://adventuresingenealogy.wordpress.com/ Learn about some of the myths around Northern slavery and many of the sources that can be used to research the lives of enslaved people in Northern colonies/states, the lives of freemen and freewomen there, and the world which they inhabited.[…]