Remembering the First Peoples of Plymouth
Join Melissa Ferretti, Chairwoman of the Herring Pond Wampanoag Tribe, for a virtual tour of sacred places in Plymouth and Bourne, including the Pondville Meetinghouse, Little Sandy Pond Cemetery, and the Dina Path burial ground.
Visit the Plymouth Antiquarian Society’s Facebook page for the premiere of this pre-recorded virtual tour at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 1st. You do not need to have a Facebook account to access the program. The video will be shared on our website for on-demand viewing as well.
For more information, email Anne Mason or call 508-746-0012.
About the Tour Guide
Melissa (Harding) Ferretti is in her second term as the elected Chairwoman of the Herring Pond Wampanoag Tribe located in Plymouth. She dedicates much of her time to protecting sacred sites and ancestral burial grounds, preserving tribal records, and addressing challenges faced by indigenous communities. She is passionate about educating the non-native public about the Herring Pond Wampanoag Tribe and its rich, well-documented history. In 2020 she co-taught an undergraduate course on Indigenous Women’s Leadership and Tribal Nation Self-Determination with Dr. Amy Den Ouden in the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department at UMass Boston.
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.