Family Activities along the Handy House Heritage Trail
(A friendly family of log deer will greet visitors to the trail this winter!)
Archaeology Scavenger Hunt
Archaeologists look for clues on the surface to help them find sites and artifacts that are buried underground, and to understand what people did in the past. Be an archaeologist for a day and help figure out what happened along the Handy House Trail!
Download your scavenger hunt here: https://wpthistory.org/handy-house-heritage-trail/family-activities-on-the-trail/
Paul Cuffe: His Purpose, Partners and Properties
Sat., 1/9, at 2 p.m. A new book about Paul Cuffe, written by David Cole, Richard Gifford and Betty Slade, with illustrations by Ray Shaw, has recently been published by Spinner Publications of New Bedford. Paul Cuffe: His Purpose, Partners and Properties focuses on clarifying or resolving uncertainties about three aspects of Paul Cuffe’s remarkable life: the purpose of his travels to Africa; the nature of his relationships with several important persons who contributed significantly to his success, namely his father, Cuff Slocum, his business partners, William Rotch Sr. and Jr. and Michael Wainer; and the various properties that Paul and Michael owned in and around the town of Westport —including their locations, how and why they were acquired, and the purposes for which they were used.
The three authors will be joined by Joseph Thomas, the head of Spinner Publications, in a discussion of this publication both in terms of what’s new and how this book complements the forthcoming book by Lamont Thomas about Paul Cuffe that will soon be published by Spinner.
Click here to register in advance for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9D_PH0poTiuKV9ndRr03Fw
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An Audience with Susannah White Winslow
Sat., 1/22, 2 p.m. Join Mayflower passenger Susannah White Winslow and discover the harrowing stories about her life in England and the challenges of building a new life in a world unknown to her. This first-person living history program is presented by Plimoth-Patuxet (formerly Plimoth Plantation), a living history museum in Plymouth, Mass.
Registration details coming soon!
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