Beverly High School History teacher and filmmaker Andrew Brechko created this documentary of primaryresearch.org featuring interviews with former students in PATH and Primary Research Through the History of Beverly. This documentary introduces primaryresearch.org, a non-profit website dedicated to promoting local historical research at the high school level. Primaryresearch.org went online in 1999, then funded by a Documentary Heritage Grant from the Massachusetts Historical Records Advisory Board. Originally the website for Project Apprentice to History (PATH), it has grown to include online projects on Public School History, Landscape History, Women’s Suffrage, Nathan Dane, New England Stonewalls, Architecture, Archaeology, African Americans in Antebellum Boston, Puritan Gravestone Studies, and more.
Special thanks goes to Andrew, who with his wife Rebecca owns and operates Cervantes Productions.