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This conference will address the legacy of colonization experienced by Wampanoag and other Native people in the (now) New England area. The conference will be divided into 3 sections:

Day/Section I: discuss what traditional life was like before the time of European contact.

Day/Section II: discuss the processes of colonization, what colonization really is, how it impacted people at the time, and how it is an ongoing process that continues to impact Native people and tribes today.

Day/Section III: discuss what Wampanoag and Native peoples are doing today to carry on culture and tradition and continue as tribal entities.

Day IV: Powwow

Speakers and presenters will include both Native and non-Native scholars and cultural experts, with the emphasis on the primacy of Native voice and the validity of these perspectives and insights on Indigenous people, history, and culture. The Conference will officially close on Sunday with a traditional Powwow to which all are welcome to attend. The Conference will be filmed and recorded so that it may be prepared as a curriculum for classroom use at all levels.

Preservation Massachusetts is excited to partner with Plymouth as our host city and for learning, sharing and broadening our preservation community in Massachusetts! With the 2020 commemoration of Plymouth 400 just around the corner, it is a perfect opportunity to learn about preservation, community, advocacy, history, and more in America’s Hometown.

Preservation Massachusetts and our partners are excited to bring the 2019 Statewide Historic Preservation Conference to Plymouth. The conference will be held on Friday, September 20, 2019, at the Hotel 1620. This biennial statewide conference is an important opportunity to bring together those involved with preservation, community, advocacy, and history to learn, share, mentor, and network. The theme of the 2019 conference is “Untold Stories in Preservation” — we will examine the ways in which historic preservation can reflect the many histories encapsulated within our communities and how those stories are interpreted and presented. The conference will include a mix of tours, panel discussions, case studies, and other educational sessions, along with networking opportunities, resource and information tables and a closing reception.

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