• History

    Celebrating America

    There are stories of the first Thanksgiving, known then as the Celebration of Harvest that we grew up with and what they teach in school. When I found out just recently that I did have an ancestor that actually came over on the Mayflower I was thrilled even though I know it wasn’t like we were taught (Familysearch.org) After a 66-day voyage, the Mayflower arrived in New England on November 11, 1620. The Pilgrims had originally intended to settle near the Hudson River in New York, but the ship was forced to seek shelter at Cape Cod. It was late in the year and traveled around Cape Cod had been…