New England History Teachers Association 2017 Awards

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been cancelled. Awards will be granted at our Annual Conference (1917: War and Revolution) on October 27, 2017 at UCONN’s Dodd Center. More details to follow…

Featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

At this special event the New England History Teachers Association (NEHTA) will present the annual Kidger Awards to both a scholar and a K-12 teacher. Additionally, both the Hicks-Kennedy and the Laska Awards will also be presented.

The evening will start at 4:30 p.m. with a reception at the Goddard-Daniels House, 190 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA. The awards presentation and an address by Professor Ulrich will start at 6:00 p.m.

Laurel Thatcher Ulrich is Phillips Professor of Early American History at Harvard University. Formerly a professor of American history at the University of New Hampshire, she is the author of Good Wives (1982), The Age of Homespun: Objects and Stories in the Creation of an American Myth (2001), Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History (2007), and most recently, A House Full of Females: Plural Marriage and Women’s Rights in Early Mormonism, 1835-1870 (2017), as well as numerous articles and essays on early American history. She won the Pulitzer Prize for History in 1991 for A Midwife’s Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard Based on Her Diary, 1785–1812. Born and raised in the Rocky Mountain West, she has lived in New England since 1960. During her tenure as a MacArthur Fellow, she assisted in the production of a PBS documentary based on A Midwife’s Tale. Her work is also featured on an award-winning website called


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