Living on the Edge of Empire: Alliance, Conflict, and Captivity in Colonial New England


Old Deerfield Village, MA



July 12 - July 17, 2020; July 26 - July 31, 2020 Length: 1 Week


Summer Program

Summer Program Type

Summer Program Audience


Lynne Manring


413-774-7476, ext. 330

Living on the Edge of Empire: Alliance, Conflict and Captivity in Colonial New England will take place in the Old Deerfield Village Historic Landmark District in Massachusetts and surrounding historic sites. This workshop will bring together a full range of resources—landscape, architecture, artifacts, documents, oral histories—which, combined with secondary interpretations, illuminate competing perspectives on the colonial period.  It will offer educators tools to engage students in learning topics related to the history of colonial America, including cultural interaction on the frontier, colonization, and the European imperial struggle for control of North America which ultimately set the stage for the Revolution.

Project Director(s)

Lynne Manring

Lecturers and Visiting Faculty

Evan Haefeli, Philip Zea, Margaret Bruchac, Kevin McBride, David Brule, Joe Graveline, David Tall Pine White, Wendalyn Baker, Joanne Pope Melish, Ann M. Little, Lynne Manring, Beth Gilgun, Kitty Lowenthal, Timothy Neumann, Barbara Mathews

Grantee Institution

Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association