Holyoke Public Library Event Calendar
|Time:||6:30 PM - 7:30 PM|
|Title:||1620: The First Year|
|Contact:||Maria G. Pagan, 413-420-8101|
|Location:||Holyoke public library Community Meeting Room|
As the 400th Anniversary of the landing of the Pilgrims approaches, we are reminded of the trials and tribulations of the Pilgrims. They came seeking religious freedom and found an untamed inhospitable wilderness fraught with innumerable dangers. They struggled with disease and death and survived through the grace of God and with the help of the "People of the Dawn" - the Wampanoag Nation.
The first part of the talk will examine the difficult voyage over the Atlantic and the decision to land on Cape Cod rather than the intended destination; near the Hudson River.
The second part of the talk will focus the beginnings of Plymouth Colony with a short discussion on the history of "Plymouth Rock."
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