Explore New England Thanksgiving traditions and learn about popular holiday dishes with colonial food expert and reenactor Stacy Booth on Saturday, November 25 between noon and 3 pm.  Tours and activities for kids are included.  Duxbury’s popular Holly Days on Sunday, November 26 between noon and 4 pm offers a jolly start to the holidays.  Stop by Alden House to dip candles and make a colonial ornament to take home.  Visit with 18th-century reenactor Audrey Stuck-Girard as she talks about tea culture and the politics surrounding the Boston Tea party on December 16, 1773, 250 years ago!

Pilgrim historian and author James W. Baker sweeps away the myths and misconceptions about the Thanksgiving holiday and how it grew to be an essential part of American culture in this article based on his book “Thanksgiving:  The Biography of an American Holiday.”  Click here to read Jim’s article.  Thanksgiving (2)