NEH Connections

Italian Americans

The Italian Americans

The Italian Americans is a PBS documentary that reveals the distinctive qualities of one immigrant group’s experience and how they have shaped and challenged America. Educational resources trace their evolution from their arrival as migrant laborers with a role in the nation’s modernization, to the struggle against discrimination and lingering stereotypes, to a central role in the making of postwar America.

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Wadsworth Atheneum

The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, the oldest continually-operating public art museum in the United States, has experienced an extensive renovation funded in part by NEH. Major exhibitions and newly refurbished collections offer new interpretive content and deeper engagement with the artwork. An online collection of educational resources provide creative strategies for effectively addressing student learning objectives through the visual arts.



Andrew Carnegie, industrialist and philanthropist, is born

Temperance advocate Carry Nation born


Skeleton figures for Mexico's Day of the Dead

Origins of Halloween and the Day of the Dead

Learn about harvest holidays in North America like Halloween and a similar Mexican holiday, the Day of the Dead.

Wampanoag warrior

Celebrate "We Shall Remain" for Native American Heritage Month

EDSITEment celebrates the PBS series "We Shall Remain" for Native American Heritage Month and shows how it can be used in the classroom.

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American Vernacular Music Manuscripts

NEH-funded American Vernacular Music Manuscripts, ca. 1730-1910: Digital Collections from the American Antiquarian Society and the Center for Popular Music" offers handwritten music manuscripts by common Americans, containing primary and direct evidence of their musical preferences during a particular time and in a particular place.

Mesa Verde landscape of the Southwest

Peoples of the Mesa Verde Region

Crow Canyon Archaeological Center illustrates the story of this rugged land through a chronology that is still unfolding, detailing the artifacts, housing and food of the region's Paleoindian, Pueblo, Ute, Navajo, and European inhabitants.