Lunch & Learn: The Life of Peregrine White

Lunch & Learn: The Life of Peregrine White

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Plimoth Patuxet Museums' Visitor Center

137 Warren Ave

Plymouth, MA 02360

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Feed your brain! Pack your lunch and join us for our hour-long Lunch & Learn lecture series!

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The Life of Peregrine White: "The First Englishman Born in New England," is the biography of the little boy born aboard the Mayflower in 1620 while anchored in Provincetown Harbor. When he died at age 83 in 1704, he was the last living connection to the Mayflower voyage. Peregrine White had the unique and frequently noticed distinction of being “the First Englishman born in New England.” The story of his life is the story of Plymouth Colony. His life spanned the history of the Old Colony, from the Landing and the First Thanksgiving, through its growth and expansion, through the tragedy of King Philip’s War, and beyond the colony’s end in 1692. This presentation by author Stephen C. O’Neill discusses writing the biography of Peregrine White as a way of understanding New England’s 17th Century origins.

Stephen O’Neill is a graduate of Boston College and Boston University. He is currently the Executive Director of the Hanover Historical Society. O’Neill is a lifelong resident of the South Shore, a member of the Old Colony Club in Plymouth, a life member of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, and a Proprietor of the Boston Athenaeum. O'Neill has curated more than 20 exhibits throughout Massachusetts and lectured widely on Plymouth Colony. In 2020, O’Neill authored The Life of Peregrine White: The First Englishman Born in New England, published by the Marshfield Historical Society.

Thank you to our community partner W.H. Cornerstone for helping to make this event possible.

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What can I bring into the event?

You may bring a bagged lunch or snack to enjoy while you experience the lecture series. Our Plentiful Café is open from April 9-November 27. Lunch is not included in the ticket price.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please contact Christina Coleman, Director of Public Programs and Hospitality, at (508) 746-1622 ext. 8107 or by emailing, with any questions or if you would like to purchase tickets over the phone.

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