Posted: 24-07-2013 Filed under: COMICS CAMPS, History, How we learn, Photos, Sandwich | Tags: history, local, native, Niobe, pestle, Sandwich, statue
Our team of Junior Historians are hard at work drawing comics from local history topics & primary sources at Sandwich, NH this week. Here are a couple of field trip sites we visited while researching our comics projects:
Sandwich Historical Society director Adam Nudd-Homeyer acts out the 1941 collapse of the recently restored “Niobe” statue on the Great Wall of Sandwich…
At an ancient native grinding site, we discovered this acorn pestle worn into a basalt rock.
Nearby, we found this similar pestle carved into a granite boulder. Running our hands along the inside grinding surface helped us imagine the experiences of the native people who lived in this region long before the town of Sandwich (founded: 1763).
Off to the side of the two native pestles, we found evidence of more recent granite quarrying by European settlers.
Our projects include comics drawn from the Weed Family Letters, Sandwich’s famous Niobe statue (and her fall from the Great Wall…), Native American activities in pre-Sandwich times, and the relationships of several “spinster” Sandwich women who worked in the mills at Lowell and maintained their financial & personal independence throughout their lives…
Stay tuned for comics at LIVE FREE AND DRAW!