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First Thanksgiving Celebrations at the Wallace House and Old Dutch Parsonage
Sunday, November 14, 2021 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Pilgrims in the Netherlands
Sunday, November 14, 2021, 2pm – 4pm
Wallace House & Old Dutch Parsonage State Historic Sites
71 Somerset Street, Somerville, NJ 08876
[email protected] (908) 725-1015
For the 400th anniversary of the “First Thanksgiving” enter the Dutch world of the Pilgrims before the Mayflower. Author J. L. Rose discusses the historical research that informs her novel on the Pilgrims in the Netherlands, foodways historian Susan McLellan Plaisted demonstrates seventeenth-century Dutch sausage making, and a walk through the Wallace House considers the long history of giving thanks in America including Congressional declarations of Thanksgiving during the American Revolution and George Washington’s proclamations as President of the United States.