Free

Early Colonial New England: Pilgrims, Puritans and Settlers

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Palmer Historical & Cultural Center

2072 Main Street

Three Rivers, MA 01080

View Map

Event description

Description

Admission to the lecture is free, though freewill donations are kindly accepted. There is no need to reserve a ticket in advance.



This presentation will cover the Pilgrims and Massasoit, the Puritan mission of religion, wealth & adventure and the Native Americans before, during and after English settlement, as well as crime and punishment, King Philip’s War, The Great Rescue and everyday life of the period.

A freelance writer and editor, writing coach, workshop teacher, amateur colonial historian and co-president of the Quaboag Historical Society, Ed Londergan has always been fascinated by American history. He began researching the battles of King Philips’s War and was amazed by what he found. He decided to bring history back to life through the eyes of Jack Parker, a young orphaned boy from Ipswich, and his passage into adulthood during a very dangerous and frightening time. The result was The Devil’s Elbow, which won an honorable mention in the juvenile fiction category at the 2013 New England Book Festival. Londergan’s newest book, The Long Journey Home, also a New England Book Festival award-winner, continues the story with Jack Parker’s capture and escape and his brutal trek home through the winter wilderness to the wife and son he loves beyond measure, so together, they can find the one place that is truly home. The third and final book in the series, The Farmhouse, is expected to be published late 2018.


Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

Palmer Historical & Cultural Center

2072 Main Street

Three Rivers, MA 01080

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved