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Cape and Island Historical Association Announces Cape Cod and Plimoth Colony: A Symposium

The year 2020 is marked by many events observing the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the ship Mayflower.  But the place of Cape Cod as a vital part of the Plimoth Colony is sometimes partly overlooked. This special symposium, sponsored by the Cape and Islands Historical Association, will complete this important story for this anniversary year.

Ten detailed essays written by historians, teachers, and cape authors will cover various aspects of the many roles played by Cape Cod in the early colony, including:

  • How the colony might have settled at Cape Cod instead of Plymouth
  • Early trading between native peoples and first cape settlers
  • Attitudes of the settlers as the ship approached Cape Cod
  • Mayflower families who settled on Cape Cod
  • Differences between native people’s and settlers’ ideas of land and life
  • Lesser-known cape incidents in the early Plimoth Colony, and much more…

The keynote speaker for the symposium will be William Martin, author of the historical novel, Cape Cod.

To register: Send $25 check made to CIHA, c/o: David Martin,  10 Colonial Farm Circle, Marstons Mills, MA 02648, with mailing address for the book and email address for the link.

Questions? Contact David Martin,, or call 508-527-0460.

Deadline for registration: registration should be postmarked not later than Monda,  September 30, 2020. Symposium space and supply of books are limited.

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