ECHO Greenfield launched in July 2021 with a series of 10 sessions, some focusing on essential skills of historical research, some addressing important content, and some focusing on varieties of ways we can creatively express our historical knowledge.
Taken together, they provide a framework for exploring ECHO’s organizing principles:
- History surrounds us, both in the visible reminders (street names, buildings, well-known stories, etc.) and in the stories less known, forgotten, or perhaps never recorded at all but still influencing us;
- Each of is both an eyewitness to history and a maker of history;
- In the sharing of personal histories and of local histories, we build stronger community.
The sessions are:
- Before “Greenfield”: The Ancient and Enduring Indigenous Presence in the Connecticut River Valley
- Of Rivers and Roadmaps: Mapping Your Life Journey
- Oral Histories: Exploring Histories through Stories
- Local Institutions as Resources
- Facts, Opinions and Points of View
- It’s About Time! Tracking Events and Patterns on a Time Line
- Primary and Secondary Source Documents
- People as Primary and Secondary Sources
- Picture This: Telling Stories through Visual Images
- Read, Write, Sing All About It: Conveying History through Words