The Wampanoag People after the Pilgrims Arrived

Fact: There are Wampanoag interpreters at the Plimoth Plantation site in Plymouth, Massachusetts. They maintain a native homesite on what was once tribal lands. These interpreters host visitors in traditional gathering places and instruct on the ways in which the pre-settler Wampanoag people might have gathered and grown food, gathered for meals and other socializing, used […]

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Transgender Awareness Week

Individuals and organizations around the country participated in Transgender Awareness Week from November 14-20, to help raise the visibility of transgender and gender non-conforming people, and to address the issues these communities face. At the Joel D. Valdez Main Library, kites are on display (through the end of November) courtesy of Made for Flight, a project started by […]

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The Pilgrims didn’t use forks…and other facts about Thanksgiving

FACT: The first Thanksgiving was held in the autumn of 1621. Maybe. Mayflower FACT: Abraham Lincoln was the first to officially declare Thanksgiving a national holiday after many years of campaigning by the author of Mary had a Little Lamb, Sarah Josepha Hale. FACT: Ben Franklin wanted the Turkey to be the United States national bird. […]

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