Check out the links below to explore, have fun, and learn about folklife traditions in New Hampshire. The Learning Center continues to grow, so keep visiting for more to do and more to learn!
Dog sled making is one of the Build-A-Picture activities you can do!
If you are in 4th grade and studying NH History these activities will help you learn more abaout New Hampshire's heritage.
Teacher and parents …
These activities are provide resources for units on New Hampshire history. There is a special portal with information that can help you use and expand upon these activities.
Explore a collection of short essays on folklife & traditional arts in New Hampshire. Students grades 6 & up will find this a valuable resource for research projects. Print out the essays to create a booklet!
Why is it important to learn about folklife and traditional arts?
Folklife and traditional arts are passed down from generation to generation because they continue to have meaning and value. What isn't important slowly fades away and what is most meaningful and beautiful is preserved.
Traditional arts are like the foundation stones of a house. They hold us up, keep us secure, and give us the strength to move forward.
Because traditions are shaped by a community, participating in traditions binds us together in positive ways. Understanding the traditions of other cultures and communities can help us all get along better--in our families, towns, and cities.
Tatting lace takes patience and a delicate touch.
Ellis Hatch tying a fishing fly.
All: Photographer - Lynn Martin Graton