New Hampshire
Learning Center

Every generation works hard to make life comfortable for themselves and for their children. Before the industrial revolution of the mid 1800s, building houses, making boats, fishing, and farming was hard work--requiring skill and knowledge to do it well.

Restoring interior moldings of 18th and 19th century houses involves using antique hand planes and judging how to make things look straight, when the house has settled over time.  Steve Roy from Adams & Roy, Portsmouth, NH.

Restoring interior moldings of 18th and 19th century houses involves using antique hand planes and judging how to make things "look" straight, when the house has settled over time. Steve Roy from Adams & Roy, Portsmouth, NH.

Traditional occcupations usually require learning alot about many things--how to work with raw materials, how to use and repair tools, how seasons affect what you are tryign to do, and so much more. It may also require leanring how to work outside in all kinds of weather conditions. In a traditional occupation, all of this knowledge is usually handed down from one skilled worker to another, not learned from a book.

Would you like to learn more about traditional occupations in New Hampshire?

Scaling trees brought in by loggers involves measuring the logs and estimating the amount of board feet that can be cut out of the log in the mill.  The estimates are used to calculate how much the logger is paid for a load. White Mountain Lumber, Berlin, NH.

Scaling trees brought in by loggers involves measuring the logs and estimating the amount of "board feet" that can be cut out of the log in the mill. The estimates are used to calculate how much the logger is paid for a load. White Mountain Lumber, Berlin, NH.

AGRICULTURE


Agriculture & the Family Farm

FORESTRY & WOOD


Timber Framing Covered Bridges Historic Restoration

INDUSTRY & BUSINESS


Industry & Business & Community

MARITIME & WATERWAYS


Maritime Traditions

STONE


Granite Quarrying

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Most granite curbing is cut with a hydraulic press, but rounded markers are still chiseled out by hand. Swenson's Granite Quarry, Concord, NH.

Most granite curbing is cut with a hydraulic press, but rounded markers are still chiseled out by hand. Swenson's Granite Quarry, Concord, NH.

AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Fairs in New Hampshire

Farm Museums in New Hampshire

4-H in New Hampshire

Seasons of the New Hampshire Farm

Working with Animals

FORESTRY & WOOD

Land Stewardship in New Hampshire

Logging & Milling

New Hampshire Forests

INDUSTRY & BUSINESS

Business in the Family

Precision Machining

MARITIME & WATERWAYS

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

STONE

Stone Wall Building

The Old Man in the Mountain

Working with Granite

Working with Stone

Photo credits
All: Photographer - Lynn Martin Graton