Plymouth: Historical Presentations of Plymouth Colony Over the Weekend

During this weekend’s Back Roads of the South Shore’s history symposium, Stephen O’Neil of the Hanover Historical Society presented 10 objects representative of Plymouth Colony. The included a spoon and knife, a cradle and Massasoit’s pipe.

WATD’s Charles Mathewson spoke with O’Neil.



UMass archeologist David Landon led the dig at the base of Burial Hill in Plymouth that found evidence of trading among an intermingled village of Wampanoags and English. He also confirmed the sometimes controversial legend of how Squanto taught the English to plant.

WATD’s Charles Mathewson spoke with Landon.



Decades ago, archaeologist James Deets Characterized the English separatists we call The Pilgrims as simple farmers. At Saturday’s History Symposium in Plymouth, Plymouth Plantation historian Richard Pickering broadened that interpretation. By studying the titles of books in their libraries, he’s concluded some of them were renaissance scholars.

WATD’s Charles Mathewson spoke with Pickering.




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About Charles Mathewson

Charles Mathewson worked in print journalism for more than two decades as a reporter and editor, and has won several regional and national awards. He resides in Plymouth where he writes fiction and paints, when not producing award-winning news as a reporter for WATD.