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Patriots Day in Boston and Beyond

When you think of Boston, you may think of modern traditions like the Marathon, Swan Boats at Public Garden, or the Green Monster at Fenway Park. However, each year in mid-April, Boston and the surrounding communities gear up to celebrate Patriots Day, which commemorates the first Revolutionary War battles at Lexington and Concord.

Training "The Whole Person"

From the beginning, North Bennet Street School was a pioneer in advocating the value of hand skills training to society. The manual arts training movement known in Sweden as Educational Sloyd (slojd means 'craft' or 'manual skill') was brought to this country in large part through the efforts of our founder, Pauline Agassiz Shaw.

Be a Part of Our Rich History

When you enter North Bennet Street School, you become a part of our rich history. We are proud to be America's first trade school, and for over 135 years have helped generations of craftspeople achieve meaningful lives and livelihoods. Are you next?

Conversations in Craft Artisan Spotlight: Paula Garbarino CA '80, CF '88

In this 13-part series, we will spotlight each of the makers in the "Conversations in Craft" collaborative exhibit, and share their creative process. Paula Garbarino CA '80, CF '88 created a stand with marquetry, which was inspired by a tilt-top stand ca. 1810 from the collection at Fruitlands Museum.

Conversations in Craft Artisan Spotlight: William Locke CF '94

This is part 2 of a 13-part series on the artisans in "Conversations in Craft." William Locke CF '94 crafted a sleek chest in figured cherry, inspired by a historic dressing table. He summarized his creative process, saying that wood choice is "beyond important, its critical—the decision of where to put a single stick of wood can change the overall appearance for the viewer."