English Dutch French German Italian Portuguese Russian Spanish

Steamboat Barnet: Emerging Industrialism

Share This Page

Trade and Commerce. Transportation and Market Revolution in the Connecticut River Valley.

Explore the 1826 voyage of the first Connecticut River steamboat into Massachusetts, opening a new era of industrial and economic expansion for this part of New England.

Steamboat Barnet: Emerging Industrialism is one of a series of online exhibit by the Collaborative’s Emerging America program. Each exhibit showcases gems from the collections of Western Massachusetts museums and models strategies to engage learners through compelling stories and source materials. Part of our aim is to inspire teachers and students to identify and engage the remarkable stories of their own communities and publish them.

Teachers - SB Card Image


Engage Students in local and national themes by incorporating the steamboat Barnet in your classroom


Background - SB Card Image

Find out more about the first steam-powered vessel to traverse the Connecticut River


Cast - SB Card Image
Cast Of Characters

Get to know the individuals and places critical to the the steamboat Barnet and this time period


Investigations - SB Card Image

Investigate the development of regional economics and the "American System"


Sources -SB Card Image

Examine letters, published memoirs, speeches, drawings, paintings and newspaper advertisements


Upcoming Workshops

Social Studies and Humanities pose distinct challenges for struggling learners, including extensive discipline-specific vocabulary, difficult informational text…
The Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) Program at the Collaborative for Educational Services is making accessible to all learners - includi…
In July of 2018, the Massachusetts Legislature passed a requirement that every student have the opportunity to complete civic engagement project between 8th and…