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Deerfield Memorial Hall Museum, Workshop

February 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST

Eastern European Immigration to the Connecticut River Valley 

Free Afternoon Workshop for Teachers Addresses Mass. Frameworks

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Tuesday, February 27, 2024, 1:00-3:30 pm (snow date 2/29/24)

The Polish Center of Discovery and Learning, 33 South St., Chicopee, MA

**** Refreshments will be served! ****

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The face of the Connecticut River Valley drastically changed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries with a wave of immigrants. Most of these ‘strangers’ came from Eastern Europe. We will explore what drove them to emigrate, what drew them here, and discuss ways to help students understand the immigrant experience. Grades K-12.

Participants will tour the Polish Center, attend a talk by local historian and retired teacher Stephen R. Jendrysik, and break into small groups with Deerfield Teachers’ Center staff to create ideas for lessons using PVMA’s American Centuries website

For more information, please contact Helena Alves by Tues., Feb.13 at The Deerfield Teachers’ Center, 413-774-7476, ext. 280 or [email protected]

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 Map - Courtesy of Family Search Library

Postcard of rural Poland, c. 1917


Workers at the Russell Cutlery, Turners Falls, c. 1890





February 27
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST


Polish Center of Discovery and Learning
33 South Street
Chicopee, MA 01013
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(413) 592-0001
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