VTDNP History Day workshop

VTDNP at NELA Conference 2014 & History Day Workshop

It’s been a busy week for VTDNP crew. On Monday, October 20, 2014, our project librarian, Erenst Anip presented at the New England Library Association (NELA) Annual Conference in Boxborough, MA (about an hour drive from Boston). There, he co-presented with Gail Hurley from the Connecticut Digital Newspaper Project (CTDNP) on NDNP to spread the word about Chronicling America to the wider New England area and hopefully other neighboring states of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and Maine will join NDNP soon. Gail presented on an overview of NDNP grant and Erenst talked about the details of the grant.

Gail Hurley CTDNP at NELA 2014

CTDNP, through the Connecticut State Library, also had a present at the Exhibit Hall. VTDNP supported the booth with our own materials to share with conference-goers.

CTDNP exhibit at NELA 2014

The next day, October 21, 2014, Karyn Norwood and Erenst Anip traveled to Barre, VT and gave a presentation on how to use Chronicling America for Vermont History Day, as part of the Vermont Historical Society’s annual workshop for teachers on History Day.

VTDNP History Day workshop

It was a gloomy but gorgeous day in Barre and we managed to capture it from the steps of the Vermont History Center entrance.

gloomy fall day in Barre VT We also stopped by a monument honoring Italian Americans modeled after Carlo Abate – “the personification of the Italian immigrant in Barre.” Also, Abate was a frequent illustration contributor to the Italian Anarchist newspaper ‘Cronaca Sovversiva‘.

Italian American Immigrant sculptor in Barre VTMore photos from both events can be found our Flickr account: https://flic.kr/s/aHsk5AXmz7