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From the Fragments: Places and People in Colonized New England

NEH Landmarks Summer Institute for K-12 Teachers

July 10 – 14, 2023 or July 17 – 21, 2023

Join us

Spend a week in the beautiful seacoast of New Hampshire, where archaeology is revealing hidden histories of what happened when English colonists came to New England 400 years ago. Visit the places people lived (and died) and encounter the fragments they left behind, experiencing firsthand a much more complex colonialism than is captured in popular Thanksgiving tales.  


Dates: July 10 – 14, 2023 or July 17 – 21, 2023

Location: University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

Application Deadline: March 3, 2023

Participant Stipend: $1300

UNH Certificate of Participation for 30 Contact Hours 

See how we are digging up the colonial past in the Great Bay Archaeological Survey (GBAS) project which inspired this summer institute. Learn more now at the From the Fragments Story Map:


Learn how to tell new stories of a dynamic colonial history that included all kinds of people, stories not captured fully in English documents from the time such as this map of the Estuary made for the King of England in 1667.

“Doing both historical research and digging on this project in the Great Bay Estuary, I have learned you can't rely on what is written down alone to tell the whole story of the past. You have to also look at what people left behind when no one was watching. That is where the hidden stories of our shared colonial past lie.”

Diane Fiske, Community Historian, Great Bay Archaeological Survey

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