HistoryThon Together: Marblehead’s Journey to Discover Its African American History

In collaboration with Marblehead Museum

Special thank you to The Lynch Family for supporting this event.

Date: Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 11am
          Grounds open at 10:45am for free refreshments
          Rain Date: Sunday, October 17, 2021

Optional Walking Tour of Old Marblehead at 12pm.

Location: Garden of Jeremiah Lee Mansion, 161 Washington St, Marblehead, MA 01945

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Dominique Herard

Dominique Herard, John D. Pierce School in Brookline, MA
Why Learning This History Is So Important for Teachers and Students

Dominique Herard is a first-grade teacher at the John D. Pierce School in Brookline, MA, and is co-leader of her school’s Equity Team, bringing professional development opportunities to teachers to discuss how racial equity impacts academic and personal growth for both teachers and students. Ms. Herard is also the Associate Director of the Boston Writing Project where she serves as a teacher-consultant in greater Boston and as a presenter at national and international conferences about the importance of writing in all academic areas, the relationship of teacher identity to the success of marginalized learners, and how young students can use imaginative thinking for writing with a social justice lens.  

Lauren McCormack

Lauren McCormack, Executive Director, Marblehead Museum
Marblehead’s Quest to Discover Its African American History

Lauren McCormack has been the Executive Director of the Marblehead Museum since 2018. Prior to that, she worked for the USS Constitution Museum, Old Sturbridge Village, and the Howard County Historical Society (Maryland). She holds a MA in American History from Brandeis University and a MA in American and New England Studies from Boston University.

Jennifer Boyle
Jennifer Boyle Nigro

Jennifer Boyle Nigro, Executive Director, Primary Source
Introduction to Primary Source and HistoryThon

Jennifer Boyle Nigro is the Executive Director of Primary Source. She has previously worked in education for many years, including launching a school in Rwanda, teaching middle school students in Boston, helping a charter school network expand, and coaching school leaders to launch high performing schools in Indonesia and South Africa. She earned a B.A. from the University of New Hampshire and a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.

Marblehead Museum
Marblehead Museum
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The Marblehead Museum’s Properties are located in Marblehead’s historic district. More than 200 privately owned colonial period homes and buildings preserve the unique qualities of this New England fishing port and harbor.

Thank you to our generous sponsors:

Nellie Mae Foundation
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Nannette & William Braucher
John & Eileen Connors
Anne Covert
The Lynch Family
Jonathan & Meredith Meeks
Caroline Michel
Rosemary & William Pisano
Emmanuel & Hope Sabiiti
Dune Thorne & Neville McCaghren
Whitney & Matthew McKnight
Anne & John Watt


Sponsorships are available!

Learn more here or
Contact Judith Katz at judy@primarysource.org