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Join us for Episode Eight of our Plymouth 400 CONVERSATIONS series on PACTV (Plymouth Area Community Television)!  The program will air on May 13th & 20th at 7:30PM on Comcast channel 13 and Verizon channel 43 in the towns of Plymouth, Duxbury, Kingston, and Pembroke. After the program airs, you can view the episode here.

This episode will be presented in two 15-minute segments. Our guests are Dan Rapoza and Barbara Tibbetts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dan Rapoza is a professional photographer, born and raised in Plymouth, Massachusetts. For over 20 years, Dan Rapoza Photography has been capturing life’s special moments and shining a creative light on local businesses and community events. Dan has won several awards for his work, including the 2017 Plymouth Arty Award and Honorable Mention for four years running in the Plymouth Reader’s Choice Awards. He is also the author of Plymouth – Then & Now.

The Town of Plymouth has been a cornerstone of the American Dream since the time of the Pilgrims. These brave souls crossed the largely uncharted Atlantic to find freedom and opportunity in a new land. It was a journey which cost lives and led them to the tip of Cape Cod . . . and onward to the sheltered harbors of Plymouth, Massachusetts. To this day, Plymouth holds fast to its foundations, celebrating the history and architecture that defined a simple, seaside town as the founding chapter in a story known as the United States of America. While some of the town has changed from the demands of modern innovation and Mother Nature, much is still preserved from centuries ago. In his book, Plymouth Then & Now, native son and photographer, Dan Rapoza, captures the yesteryears of his beloved Plymouth, comparing the past to the present through the lens of his camera. In more than 100 pages, original photos of Plymouth are matched to their modern counterparts, revealing a beautiful, indelible history of America’s original Hometown.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barbara Tibbetts is the creator and publisher of The LOOK Book series, an interactive scavenger hunt in book and app form. The series includes Plymouth Colony – 400 Years in the Making: A Scavenger Hunt. The series is designed to engage kids of all ages while learning about historic and tourist destinations around the world. Through Barbara’s eyes, readers become explorers and play a game of discovery marking a trail with “The LOOK Book” as their guide. Fun, factual and family-oriented, The LOOK Book is a must when traveling!

Barbara is a former kindergarten teacher, the mother of three grown children and Hunter the Owl. She divides her time between Acton, MA and the island of Nantucket, which inspired The LOOK Book series created on a Brownie trip with her daughter.

 

Join us for Episode Eight of our Plymouth 400 CONVERSATIONS series on PACTV (Plymouth Area Community Television)!  The program will air on May 13th & 20th at 7:30PM on Comcast channel 13 and Verizon channel 43 in the towns of Plymouth, Duxbury, Kingston, and Pembroke. After the program airs, you can view the episode here.

This episode will be presented in two 15-minute segments. Our guests are Dan Rapoza and Barbara Tibbetts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dan Rapoza is a professional photographer, born and raised in Plymouth, Massachusetts. For over 20 years, Dan Rapoza Photography has been capturing life’s special moments and shining a creative light on local businesses and community events. Dan has won several awards for his work, including the 2017 Plymouth Arty Award and Honorable Mention for four years running in the Plymouth Reader’s Choice Awards. He is also the author of Plymouth – Then & Now.

The Town of Plymouth has been a cornerstone of the American Dream since the time of the Pilgrims. These brave souls crossed the largely uncharted Atlantic to find freedom and opportunity in a new land. It was a journey which cost lives and led them to the tip of Cape Cod . . . and onward to the sheltered harbors of Plymouth, Massachusetts. To this day, Plymouth holds fast to its foundations, celebrating the history and architecture that defined a simple, seaside town as the founding chapter in a story known as the United States of America. While some of the town has changed from the demands of modern innovation and Mother Nature, much is still preserved from centuries ago. In his book, Plymouth Then & Now, native son and photographer, Dan Rapoza, captures the yesteryears of his beloved Plymouth, comparing the past to the present through the lens of his camera. In more than 100 pages, original photos of Plymouth are matched to their modern counterparts, revealing a beautiful, indelible history of America’s original Hometown.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barbara Tibbetts is the creator and publisher of The LOOK Book series, an interactive scavenger hunt in book and app form. The series includes Plymouth Colony – 400 Years in the Making: A Scavenger Hunt. The series is designed to engage kids of all ages while learning about historic and tourist destinations around the world. Through Barbara’s eyes, readers become explorers and play a game of discovery marking a trail with “The LOOK Book” as their guide. Fun, factual and family-oriented, The LOOK Book is a must when traveling!

Barbara is a former kindergarten teacher, the mother of three grown children and Hunter the Owl. She divides her time between Acton, MA and the island of Nantucket, which inspired The LOOK Book series created on a Brownie trip with her daughter.

 

Join us for the Episode Seven of our Plymouth 400 CONVERSATIONS series on PACTV (Plymouth Area Community Television)!  The program will air on April 29th and May 6th at 7:30PM on Comcast channel 13 and Verizon channel 43 in the towns of Plymouth, Duxbury, Kingston, and Pembroke. After the program airs, you can view the episode here.

Our guests for Episode 7 are Steven Peters and Robert Peters.

 

Steven Peters is responsible for the development of historical exhibits, content and interactive attractions that challenge historical myths. His work can be seen on Newbury Street in Boston, the Box Museum in Plymouth England and the Pilgrim Hall Museum and Provincetown Museum in Massachusetts. In addition, he provided the creative direction for the traveling exhibit “Our” Story: 400 Years of Wampanoag History, an exhibit that has been featured in Time Magazine, New York Times, BBC Radio and many other national and international publications for its ability to correct historical inaccuracies.

Steven holds a B.S. in marketing and communications from Bridgewater State University and is a graduate from the Community Leadership Institute.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Peters is a Mashpee Wampanoag artist, writer and poet. He is the artist/author of “Thirteen Moons,” a 2020 calendar featuring thirteen acrylic paintings accompanied by poetry, essays and thoughts – written over a span of twenty years. “Thirteen Moons” was created to promote understanding and healing among indigenous people everywhere.

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In 2009, Robert published his first book “Da Goodie Monsta”, an illustrated children’s book based on a dream his son had when he was three years old. The story depicts a monster that is part lion, part bird and part dragon wearing roller skates. “Da Goodie Monsta” chases away nightmares.

Robert is a fire keeper and organized the Annual Wampanoag Medicine Fire from 2001 to 2010.  The Medicine Fire traveled between different Native communities.  It was hosted in Mashpee, Assonet, Hassanainsett (Nipmuck Nation) and Boston (North American Indian Center Of Boston).

Robert was the director of the “Menz Wetu Project.”  This project consisted of five instructors and 23 Mashpee Wampanoag tribal youth who constructed a 32’ foot longhouse on their reservation in Mashpee.  The longhouse is still in use.

Today Robert continues writing, painting, and working with people. He is a fire keeper and a keeper of oral traditions.  He is currently working with the Massachusetts Bureau of Substance Abuse and Services developing Native youth drug prevention booklets and curriculum.  To date two booklets are in use, “Coming Home” and “Stories and Poems For Eastern Native Families.

Join us for the Episode Seven of our Plymouth 400 CONVERSATIONS series on PACTV (Plymouth Area Community Television)!  The program will air on April 29th and May 6th at 7:30PM on Comcast channel 13 and Verizon channel 43 in the towns of Plymouth, Duxbury, Kingston, and Pembroke. After the program airs, you can view the episode here.

Our guests for Episode 7 are Steven Peters and Robert Peters.

 

Steven Peters is responsible for the development of historical exhibits, content and interactive attractions that challenge historical myths. His work can be seen on Newbury Street in Boston, the Box Museum in Plymouth England and the Pilgrim Hall Museum and Provincetown Museum in Massachusetts. In addition, he provided the creative direction for the traveling exhibit “Our” Story: 400 Years of Wampanoag History, an exhibit that has been featured in Time Magazine, New York Times, BBC Radio and many other national and international publications for its ability to correct historical inaccuracies.

Steven holds a B.S. in marketing and communications from Bridgewater State University and is a graduate from the Community Leadership Institute.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Peters is a Mashpee Wampanoag artist, writer and poet. He is the artist/author of “Thirteen Moons,” a 2020 calendar featuring thirteen acrylic paintings accompanied by poetry, essays and thoughts – written over a span of twenty years. “Thirteen Moons” was created to promote understanding and healing among indigenous people everywhere.

13 MOONS YOU TUBE HD 720p 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In 2009, Robert published his first book “Da Goodie Monsta”, an illustrated children’s book based on a dream his son had when he was three years old. The story depicts a monster that is part lion, part bird and part dragon wearing roller skates. “Da Goodie Monsta” chases away nightmares.

Robert is a fire keeper and organized the Annual Wampanoag Medicine Fire from 2001 to 2010.  The Medicine Fire traveled between different Native communities.  It was hosted in Mashpee, Assonet, Hassanainsett (Nipmuck Nation) and Boston (North American Indian Center Of Boston).

Robert was the director of the “Menz Wetu Project.”  This project consisted of five instructors and 23 Mashpee Wampanoag tribal youth who constructed a 32’ foot longhouse on their reservation in Mashpee.  The longhouse is still in use.

Today Robert continues writing, painting, and working with people. He is a fire keeper and a keeper of oral traditions.  He is currently working with the Massachusetts Bureau of Substance Abuse and Services developing Native youth drug prevention booklets and curriculum.  To date two booklets are in use, “Coming Home” and “Stories and Poems For Eastern Native Families.

Join us for the Episode Six of our Plymouth 400 CONVERSATIONS series on PACTV (Plymouth Area Community Television)!  The program will air on April 8th and 15th at 7:30PM on Comcast channel 13 and Verizon channel 43 in the towns of Plymouth, Duxbury, Kingston, and Pembroke. After the program airs, you can view the episode here.

Our guests for Episode 6 are Stephan Delbos, the first Poet Laureate of Plymouth, MA, Marianne van Velzen, Poet Laureate of Leiden, and Laura Horton, Plymouth UK Laureate of Words.

Stephan Delbos is an internationally renowned poet, playwright translator, editor and literary scholar. He is the author of the poetry chapbook In Memory of Fire, and the poetry collections Light Reading and Small Talk. His play Chetty’s Lullaby, about trumpet legend Chet Baker, was produced in San Francisco in 2013. His play Deaf Empire, about the Czech composer Smetana, was produced by the Prague Shakespeare Company in 2017. His scholarly work includes the book The New American Poetry and Cold War Nationalism forthcoming from Palgrave. Stephan was born and raised in downtown Plymouth, where views of the harbor, Cape Cod Bay and beyond have always inspired his writing. He is honored to have been chosen as Plymouth’s first Poet Laureate, and has been using this platform to inspire the town, foster community, facilitate creativity and promote Plymouth globally.

Marianne van Velzen has written for as long as she can remember. It started with (a lot) of diaries, then short stories and poems. Very romantic poems to start with. In 2014 she published a book with 15 fables for adults. Marianne not only writes, she has her own company as a coach, trainer and mediator called ‘Wisselland,’ meaning: ‘change country.’ In her poems and in her daily work, Marianne likes to change place and look from another perspective. There you find the connection and room for new possibilities. In 2018 Marianne was elected as “Stadsdichter van Leiden” (the Poet Laureate of Leiden) and loving it since.

Laura Horton is a playwright and screenwriter. In 2021 she took over as the Plymouth UK Laureate of Words as the first woman and playwright. In this two-year role, she will be writing about the city, teaching and co-convening events. She is an artistic associate of The Space, which supports arts organizations and artists to develop work and reach audiences online.  Laura is a 2017 SoHo Theatre Writer’s Lab alumni. Her plays include Giddy Tuppy, The Space, ONCOMM winner, 2020; A Summer of Birds, Plymouth Fringe, Toast of the Fringe winner, 2020; Labyrinth Diet (full-length) The Space, 2020; Labyrinth Diet short, Arcola Theatre 2019; This I Believe, Theatre Royal Plymouth, Exeter Phoenix, 2019. In 2020 she wrote and produced her first film, A Summer of Birds, for Plymouth Fringe, and the film won the toast of the Fringe Award.

Join us for the Episode Six of our Plymouth 400 CONVERSATIONS series on PACTV (Plymouth Area Community Television)!  The program will air on April 8th and 15th at 7:30PM on Comcast channel 13 and Verizon channel 43 in the towns of Plymouth, Duxbury, Kingston, and Pembroke. After the program airs, you can view the episode here.

Our guests for Episode 6 are Stephan Delbos, the first Poet Laureate of Plymouth, MA, Marianne van Velzen, Poet Laureate of Leiden, and Laura Horton, Plymouth UK Laureate of Words.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stephan Delbos is an internationally renowned poet, playwright translator, editor and literary scholar. He is the author of the poetry chapbook In Memory of Fire, and the poetry collections Light Reading and Small Talk. His play Chetty’s Lullaby, about trumpet legend Chet Baker, was produced in San Francisco in 2013. His play Deaf Empire, about the Czech composer Smetana, was produced by the Prague Shakespeare Company in 2017. His scholarly work includes the book The New American Poetry and Cold War Nationalism forthcoming from Palgrave. Stephan was born and raised in downtown Plymouth, where views of the harbor, Cape Cod Bay and beyond have always inspired his writing. He is honored to have been chosen as Plymouth’s first Poet Laureate, and has been using this platform to inspire the town, foster community, facilitate creativity and promote Plymouth globally.

Marianne van Velzen has written for as long as she can remember. It started with (a lot) of diaries, then short stories and poems. Very romantic poems to start with. In 2014 she published a book with 15 fables for adults. Marianne not only writes, she has her own company as a coach, trainer and mediator called ‘Wisselland,’ meaning: ‘change country.’ In her poems and in her daily work, Marianne likes to change place and look from another perspective. There you find the connection and room for new possibilities. In 2018 Marianne was elected as “Stadsdichter van Leiden” (the Poet Laureate of Leiden) and loving it since.

Laura Horton is a playwright and screenwriter. In 2021 she took over as the Plymouth UK Laureate of Words as the first woman and playwright. In this two-year role, she will be writing about the city, teaching and co-convening events. She is an artistic associate of The Space, which supports arts organizations and artists to develop work and reach audiences online.  Laura is a 2017 SoHo Theatre Writer’s Lab alumni. Her plays include Giddy Tuppy, The Space, ONCOMM winner, 2020; A Summer of Birds, Plymouth Fringe, Toast of the Fringe winner, 2020; Labyrinth Diet (full-length) The Space, 2020; Labyrinth Diet short, Arcola Theatre 2019; This I Believe, Theatre Royal Plymouth, Exeter Phoenix, 2019. In 2020 she wrote and produced her first film, A Summer of Birds, for Plymouth Fringe, and the film won the toast of the Fringe Award.

 

Episode 4 of our Plymouth 400 CONVERSATIONS series will be presented in two 15 minutes segments.

Guests:  Karen Rinaldo and Kevin Doyle, authors of In the Wake of the Mayflower

In 2019, Karen Rinaldo and Kevin Doyle joined their love of history and art in their book In the Wake of the Mayflower. The book was launched with the timing of the 400th Commemoration of the landing of the Mayflower on Cape Cod. It is scheduled for a second printing in 2021 for the 400th Commemoration of the First Thanksgiving in 1621. The book has also been requested to be translated into Dutch.

In 1994, Rinaldo, also an artist, received a commission for “The First Thanksgiving – 1621,” a painting that was unveiled at Pilgrim Hall Museum in 1995 and exhibited at Plimoth Patuxet Museums for more than 20 years. It is currently on loan at the Museums on the Green in Falmouth, MA.

 

Guest: Jayne Talmage, author of Duxbury – Our Pilgrim Story – A 2020 Perspective

A Duxbury resident for over 40 years, Jayne Talmage has had a life-long interest in New England History and architecture. She is the Executive Editor of Duxbury – Our Pilgrim Story – A 2020 Perspective.

Published by Duxbury 2020, Inc., Duxbury Rural & Historical Society, and the Alden Kindred of America, the book is a collection of essays about early leaders and Mayflower passengers who settled “Across the Bay” in Duxbury.

Two years in the making, twelve local historians put forth new perspectives. Readers will discover new artifacts from a 1960’s dig at the Alden House Historic Site, follow Native American paths through Duxbury’s Town Forest, and learn the centuries-old politics surrounding the Old Burying Ground, and more.

Join us for the Episode Three of our Plymouth 400 CONVERSATIONS series on PACTV (Plymouth Area Community Television)! Our guest will be Andrew Giles Buckley. The program will air on February 25th and March 4th at 7:30PM on Comcast channel 13 and Verizon channel 43 in the towns of Plymouth, Duxbury, Kingston, and Pembroke. We will also add a streaming link to this page after the program airs.

Andrew Giles Buckley is the Host and Producer of Hit & Run History, a historical novelist, travel book author, opinion journalist and world-class storyteller.

Andrew, a two-time Emmy-nominated producer, founded Hit & Run History in 2008.  In their film, Stephano: The True Story of Shakespeare’s Shipwreck, Andrew and his crew are hot on the trail of Stephen Hopkins, a Virginia-bound castaway who found his way not only onto the decks of the Mayflower a decade later, but immortalized on stage as the drunken Stephano in Shakespeare’s final play, The Tempest.

The documentary follows the story of the only Mayflower passenger who had been to North America previously. A decade earlier, Stephen Hopkins had been aboard a Jamestown-bound ship that wrecked on Bermuda, inspiring The Tempest.

A Hopkins descendant, Andrew grew up hearing stories that New Plymouth’s iconoclast tavern keeper may have the model of The Tempest’s drunken and mutinous Stephano. In their Gumshoe Historian style, Hit and Run History seeks out the reality of a man who was everywhere at the founding of America.

Watch the Stephano trailer, and watch the Plymouth 400 CONVERSATIONS interview to learn more:

https://youtu.be/olsf9D2B2S4

Join us for the Episode Three of our Plymouth 400 CONVERSATIONS series on PACTV (Plymouth Area Community Television)! Our guest will be Andrew Giles Buckley. The program will air on February 25th and March 4th at 7:30PM on Comcast channel 13 and Verizon channel 43 in the towns of Plymouth, Duxbury, Kingston, and Pembroke. We will also add a streaming link to this page after the program airs.

Andrew Giles Buckley is the Host and Producer of Hit & Run History, a historical novelist, travel book author, opinion journalist and world-class storyteller.

Andrew, a two-time Emmy-nominated producer, founded Hit & Run History in 2008.  In their film, Stephano: The True Story of Shakespeare’s Shipwreck, Andrew and his crew are hot on the trail of Stephen Hopkins, a Virginia-bound castaway who found his way not only onto the decks of the Mayflower a decade later, but immortalized on stage as the drunken Stephano in Shakespeare’s final play, The Tempest.

The documentary follows the story of the only Mayflower passenger who had been to North America previously. A decade earlier, Stephen Hopkins had been aboard a Jamestown-bound ship that wrecked on Bermuda, inspiring The Tempest.

A Hopkins descendant, Andrew grew up hearing stories that New Plymouth’s iconoclast tavern keeper may have the model of The Tempest’s drunken and mutinous Stephano. In their Gumshoe Historian style, Hit and Run History seeks out the reality of a man who was everywhere at the founding of America.

Watch the Stephano trailer, and watch the Plymouth 400 CONVERSATIONS interview to learn more:

https://youtu.be/olsf9D2B2S4

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