Pilgrims and Indians sat down to a feast peacefully around this time of the year in Plymouth, Massachusetts in the early 1600s as the "first" Thanksgiving. According to a letter from Plymouth colonist Edward Winslow dated December 11, 1621, the colonists wanted to celebrate their first good crop of corn and barley grown with generous … Continue reading Our First Thanksgiving in Plymouth
The First Thanksgiving Took Place in Virginia, not Massachusetts
Remembering some of my earliest history lessons--Our teachers got it all wrong! All those days at school coloring, cutting out and pasting turkeys, pilgrim shoes, hats, and hearing about the first Thanksgiving shared by pilgrims and "Indians"? Here's the real scoop on the first Thanksgiving celebration . AUTHOR: MATT BLITZ PUBLISHED ON NOVEMBER 18, 2015 IN THE WASHINGTONIAN MAGAZINE … Continue reading The First Thanksgiving Took Place in Virginia, not Massachusetts
First National Day of Mourning, Thursday, November 26, 1970
Reblogged from MassMoments eMoments (firstname.lastname@example.org): On This Day...in 1970, a group of Native Americans attending a Thanksgiving feast in Plymouth walked out in protest. The Indians and their supporters gathered on a hill overlooking Plymouth Rock near a statue of Massasoit, the Wampanoag leader who had greeted the Mayflower passengers 350 years earlier. The protesters … Continue reading First National Day of Mourning, Thursday, November 26, 1970
Thanksgiving Invites–Anyone Dead or Alive
Who's On Your Guest List? How many times in life have you been asked; "If you could invite anyone dead or alive to dinner, who would be your quests?" And sometimes this question has a follow-up or two: "Why?" And, "What would you say to them?" My Honored Guest List: I would first invite Jesus Christ … Continue reading Thanksgiving Invites–Anyone Dead or Alive
What’s on the Thanksgiving Table in your Home State?
My Blog's Second Year Anniversary Two years ago this week I wrote my first blog post. My purpose was to collect, clarify, authenticate, preserve, and publish all relevant genealogical information intended as a legacy to my family. I want to leave them with as complete and accurate an accounting of our family's past; to honor those who came before … Continue reading What’s on the Thanksgiving Table in your Home State?
Our First Thanksgiving in Plymouth
Most of us envision Pilgrims and Indians peacefully sitting down to a feast in Plymouth, Massachusetts around this time of year in the early 1600s as the "first" thanksgiving. However, the first official Thanksgiving holiday was created by Abraham Lincoln in 1863 during the American Civil War. And actually, the new settlers were Puritans and … Continue reading Our First Thanksgiving in Plymouth