For Museums & Historical Societies
Submit a “My Town” for Your Town
See a “My Town” example HERE and follow the instructions below to add your town to Where I Live: Connecticut.
Answer each of the following questions in 100-150 words. Keep sentences and paragraphs short and uncomplicated–but don’t worry, we’ll revise to grade level.
Your town’s story should cover its history, economy, geography, and civics. Please discuss all people’s perspectives–the Native Americans who were there when the settlers arrived, African Americans (enslaved and free before 1848), and immigration in different eras. Please note if it was founded due to a geographic feature such as a river, or if technology of some kind influenced its development and growth (such as the railroad). Does it have a historic town green? Is the town character defined by factory buildings, farms, maritime activities? Please consider diversity of race and gender in selecting who to include in the notable people section.
Answer these questions in a WORD document (we’ll do the formatting once we load it into the Where I Live website.)
Where is my town?
How was it founded?
How do its residents make a living?
How did it grow?
Who are its notable people?
Please e-mail us high-resolution images that you have rights to or are in the public domain including a map, if possible, a population chart, and up to three images.
Please include links to resources that you’d like students and teachers to access such as field trip or programs that you offer.
Please e-mail your WORD document with the text and attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact email@example.com if you have any questions.
We also link to teachitct.org so be sure your field trip offerings are listed there.