For a brief time, the visionaries of the Northampton Association of Education and Industry (NAEI) played vital roles in the century-long struggle to end slavery in America. Now the Collaborative and the Historic Northampton Museum, with a team of scholars and teachers, brings this little-known story to a wider public.
Learn how the Northampton Association began and why
Movement to abolish/end slavery in the United States
Study a bold experiment in self-government
Explore the rise of silk as a New-England textile industry
Explore typical educational opportunities for children and adults
Trace social reform from the Second Great Awakening