November 2022

Weird Island Podcast gets the Thanksgiving story right

Sara E. Corben is the voice, researcher, writer, and producer of “Weird Island,” a podcast that takes listeners behind the scenes of Rhode Island’s quirkiest tales. On November 22, 2022, she wrote: “This week, as many get ready to celebrate Thanksgiving, I wanted to revisit the story of the Pilgrims and the first Thanksgiving that […]

Dispossession: Indigenous Land Loss in Plymouth Colony with Dr. Jeremy Bangs

The laboriously inscribed, ink-stained title deeds tell the story the colonists wanted them to tell: the legal acquisition of thousands of acres of land, defensible in British law and their own ideas of legality. Deed expert Dr. Jeremy Bangs, author of numerous works on land sales, offers us his unparalleled knowledge of early New England, […]

Beaver full moonrise walk at Mount Hope Farm

To Indigenous people, the November full moon is known as the Beaver Moon. This was the time to set traps before the swamps froze to ensure a good supply of furs for the winter. That same moon this year was a beaver blood moon accompanied by a total lunar eclipse!  Traditionally, each full moon name was applied […]