At the end of November is a holiday that is usually overlooked. Thanksgiving commemorates the feast held in 1621 by settlers of the new Plymouth colony, now part of present day Massachusetts, who were were very thankful for a great harvest (hence the name Thanksgiving). To celebrate Thanksgiving, the WCC Library newspaper exhibit area offers a collection of children’s books, history books and cookbooks about this holiday.
To learn more about Thanksgiving and the Pilgrim settlers who voyaged to their new home on the Mayflower, visit the General Society of Mayflower Descendants website. An interesting part of the site is a listing of notable descendants.