Re-Inventing America

Inventing America – Lowell

This montage offers a whirlwind tour through a week's worth of activities for teachers studying about Lowell and the Industrial Revolution at the Tsongas Industrial History Center. The program was sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities.  More Videos.

Inventing America – Concord

NEH Summer Scholars meet Henry David Thoreau (portrayed by Richard Smith) at Walden Pond in Concord, MA. The author and teachers discuss views of nature and industrialization in mid-nineteenth-century New England. Visit our
video and photo pages for more information on Concord, MA.

Inventing America – Old Sturbridge Village

NEH Summer Scholars visiting Old Sturbridge Village prepare a midday meal over open hearths and eat together while reflecting on domestic work on New England farms in the mid-nineteenth-century. Visit our video and photo pages for more information about Old Sturbridge Village.

Welcome, Teachers!

The TIHC has hosted week-long teacher workshops, called “Inventing America: Lowell and the Industrial Revolution,” funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Much of the workshop experience is captured here, thanks to additional NEH funding that brings these
“Re-Inventing America” pages to all.

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About This Site

From 2006-2013, the Tsongas Industrial History Center annually hosted multiple week-long summer teacher workshops funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. 

These workshops, titled “Inventing America: Lowell and the Industrial Revolution,” were part of NEH’s “Landmarks of American History and Culture” program. 

In 2013, the TIHC received funding from NEH to establish these “Re-Inventing America” webpages as part of NEH’s Digital Dissemination initiative, which seeks to share the rich resources of the Landmarks workshops with a wider audience. 

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