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Numbered sites on this 1873 map of Florence, Massachusetts represent key sites of the NAEI, which was located in this community from 1842-1846.

Silk Reels Demonstration

See Smith College Professor Marjorie Senechal demonstrate the difficult art of reeling silk fibers from cocoons, using a replica of an 1840s Piedmont Reeler built by her students.

NAEI Video

Watch the entire video of Steve Strimer’s walking tour of Florence, Massachusetts: “In the Footsteps of Sojourner Truth.”

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Social Studies and Humanities pose distinct challenges for struggling learners, including extensive discipline-specific vocabulary, difficult informational text…