Rev. Mr. Thurber’s Poem to the Seamen’s Bethel

I’ve been working through a few projects this past week for my internship, and working with the microfilm has certainly been exciting! (But more on that later.) One of my tasks was looking into the history of the plaque outside the Seamen’s Bethel in New Bedford. I found this poem, printed in The Morning Mercury, … Continue reading Rev. Mr. Thurber’s Poem to the Seamen’s Bethel

My Experience with the 1910 Census

Hooray! I finished my first assignment for HIST 298! Just before Winter Break, my supervisor and I sat down to discuss what at the time seemed like a long and grueling project: “Go through the 1910 census (all six wards and corresponding precincts in each), and create a spreadsheet with the following info: every time … Continue reading My Experience with the 1910 Census

My Final Assignment

My course is coming to a close! The final assignment is to write a research paper about some aspect of Southeastern New England history - a person, a place, an event, etc. For my paper, I chose The Gifts of Henry Huttleston Rogers, a multimillionaire of Standard Oil who chose to donate several buildings and … Continue reading My Final Assignment