The First Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is one of the few truly American holidays, and one associated with many enduring myths that hold both straightforward and complex meanings. What are the historical roots of this national observance? Join Dr. Donna Curtin, Executive Director of Pilgrim Hall Museum, to learn about colonial events, later traditions, and differing perspectives that shape our holiday gatherings on the fourth Thursday of November.
Visit the Plymouth Antiquarian Society’s Facebook page or Pilgrim Hall Museum’s Facebook page for the free livestream at 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 6th. You do not need to have a Facebook account to access the program. The recording will be shared on our website for on-demand viewing after the event.
For more information, email Anne Mason or call 508-746-0012.
IMAGE: Jean Leon Gerome Ferris, The First Thanksgiving 1621, reproduction of oil painting, published by The Foundation Press, Inc., c. 1932. Courtesy of the Library of Congress.
About the First Saturday History Tour Series
2021 marks the 400th anniversary of the first full year of European settlement at Plymouth. On the first Saturday of each month the Pilgrim Society and the Plymouth Antiquarian Society will present a series of free, virtual programs exploring “firsts” in local history, some well-known and others less familiar. Stepping into a new decade of partnership, the two organizations will broadcast thematic tours of Burial Hill and other historic sites in Plymouth.
For a full list of upcoming tours and recordings from previous months, click here.