Guiding Question:

How did settlement houses like Denison House help immigrants claim citizenship?


Currently, you are a curator at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Your team members in the curator department have been asked to create an exhibit on the Denison House in Boston using some photographs that have been donated to the museum by a local university. You will be working with a number of documents that include maps, reports, journal entries, and photographs. Before putting the display together your team must examine a series of documents in order to help design the exhibit and to explain to museum visitors what the Denison House's role in the community was. Using these documents explain where was the Denison House located, who worked there, what programs were offered, who attended, and why do you think the founder established the house? How did the Denison House help recent immigrants?