My Studio by Eleanor Norcross

My Studio by Eleanor Norcross, oil on canvas, 1891 Educators’ Workshop

Eleanor Norcross:
Daughter of Fitchburg
and Her Times

Presented by Fitchburg Art Museum and Fitchburg Historical Society

June 29, 2016
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (1/2 hour lunch break)
Instructors: Laura Howick, Director of Education, and Mary Tinti, Curator, Fitchburg Art Museum, and Susan L. Navarre, Executive Director, Fitchburg Historical Society

This workshop is for educators interested in Fitchburg history and who seek experience working with primary sources.

Through examining the life of one of Fitchburg’s most important residents, artist Eleanor Norcross, explore Fitchburg’s history in the nineteenth-to-twentieth centuries as a growing industrial center fueled by factories, immigrants, and social movements from abolition to public education. At the Museum learn about early Fitchburg history and the larger cultural context in which Eleanor lived, and tour the Evoking Eleanor exhibition with Curator Mary Tinti to see how her life represented the times.

Continue your studies at the Fitchburg Historical Society, where Susan L. Navarre, Executive Director, provides background information and primary source materials related to the roles of women, civic organizations, demographics, and education, plus historic maps and photographs. Bring a notebook, brown bag lunch, and beverage. Coffee and tea provided. PDPs available.

This workshop relates to Massachusetts History and Social Studies Curriculum Frameworks for:
Grade 3 (Concepts 1, 3 and 5, and Standards 3.8, 3.9, 3.11, and 3.12),
Grade 7 (Concepts 1 and 4),
Grade 8 or 9, U. S. History 1 (Standards US1.28, US1.29),
Grade 11, U. S. History 11 (Standards U.S.11.2)
Grade 12, American Government elective (Standards USG.5.2)

$20 for Museum or Historical Society members, $25 for non-members. Limited to 15. Register at (under programs offered by the Fitchburg Art Museum) or call the Museum at 978-345-4207.