|Pilgrims, Puritans, and Early Cape Cod History|
|Location||Bridgewater SU, S. Yarmouth|
|Session||Second 6 weeks 10/23|
Explore the life and times of the Pilgrims and Puritans before and after their arrival on Cape Cod. Follow the religious and political upheaval that forced them to Holland and then New England. Study the exploration and exploitation from 1500 to 1620 along with the fur trade, colonization and peaceful hostile relations with the Native Americans. Discuss how the achievements of the Plymouth Colony affect your life today: Bill of Rights, separation of church and state, civil marriages, selectman form of government, and America's first constitution of 1636. Textbooks will be provided at first class, some resource materials via email prior to the start of class.
Coordinator: Francis D. Robinson and Dorothy B. Robinson
Coordinators Francis and Dorothy are former CT educators with advanced degrees in history and education. In retirement Fran was a Mystic Seaport Interpreter. They are co-authors of numerous historical genealogies.