Click here to read the Thanksgiving Proclamation.
Straight from the Pilgrims' Mouths -
Ever wonder what
a pilgrim would say if you asked him or her about the harvest feast of
1621? The Plimoth Plantation is a "living history" museum in Plymouth,
Massachusetts. Visitors can interact with reenactors dressed in the
pilgrim's fashion of the time.
Click here to listen to audio from reenacted "pilgrim" interviews.
The Real Story?
When most of us think of Thanksgiving, we think of happy Pilgrims and Indians sitting down to a big feast. That is not entirely true. For more information, follow the links below:
The REAL Story of Thanksgiving by Susan Bates
Deconstructing the Myths by Judy Dow & Beverly Salpin
The True, Grim Story of the First Thanksgiving, audio by NPR's Bob Edwards
Mayflower Myths, from History.com
What was eaten at the first Thanksgiving? There has been a lot of speculation about what recipes we enjoy today may or may have not actually been at the first Thanksgiving. Grandma's famous apple pie probably didn't make the menu, but other items such as corn, ham, and fish were shared by pilgrims and Indians.
To learn more about the first Thanksgiving's feast and foods, click here.
Wintertime often brings with it boredom and sadness due to being stuck in the house while the weather is dreary and cold. But, there is no reason for it to have to be this way. One of the least expensive and fun ways to get out in the fresh air and have a good time this winter is to go snow sledding.
To go snow sledding all you have to have is a sled (or something
similar that will slide on snow), snow, a hill, and yourself. The whole
family can dress in snow gear, and head out for a day of fun on the
hills. Most areas that get much snow have popular places for sledding
that can easily be found while driving around.
Still, snow sledding is not as easy as it may appear. In fact, CLICK
HERE to watch some very entertaining and eye-opening videos of a
few awesome snow sledding wipeouts and bloopers! These videos provide
the best reasons for why you must Click Here and learn all you can about
the wonderful world of snow sledding!