Ongoing Partnership with Housatonic Heritage and the African American Heritage Trail

This program is an ongoing partnership between the UMass Amherst Public History program and Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area (Housatonic Heritage), an organization that identifies, preserves, shares and celebrates African American heritage in the Upper Housatonic Valley, and the African American Heritage Trail, a project of Housatonic Heritage. Student projects have included an exhibit for the Samuel Harrison House; a exhibit for the Friends of the W.E.B. DuBois Homesite called "Becoming a Son of Great Barrington;" and an award-winning exhibit called "Elizabeth Freeman: A Story of Courage" at the Elizabeth Freedman house.

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Open to the public. The community can choose to participate.

Program Start (and End Dates): 

January 1, 2000


Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area
24 Main Street
PO Box 493
Salisbury, CT 06068
United States

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Program Director: 

Various faculty, including David Glassberg and Marla Miller

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David Glassberg

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College of Humanities and Fine Arts/History

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