Upcoming 17th Century Related Events 

Tuesday – Saturday, November 10, 2021 – January 7, 2022, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Away from Home: Native American Boarding School Stories, University of RI, Free exhibit 

Monday, December 6, 5:30 – 6:30 PM, Urban Archipelago: An Environmental History of the Boston Harbor Islands, Free, on-line

Saturday, December 11, 2:00 PM, Dr. Robert Goodby on his book, A Deep Presence, 13,000 years of Native American History, Mass. Archaeological Society meeting, 17 Jackson Street, Middleborough, MA, free 

Saturday, May 14, 2022, 1:00 PM, Roger Williams Family Association Tomaquag Museum Presentation, RSVP by May 7th to or 401-330-0314. 

Saturday, June 18, 2022, 1:00 PM, The women in the life of Roger Williams with Charlotte Carrington-Farmer, at Smith’s Castle, RSVP by May 7th to or 401-330-0314.

Register by email to Heather Kisilywicz

Past 17th Century Related Events

November 27, 2021

Pokanoket women show how to make a corn husk doll

November 21, 2021

  Native American Voices and Culture at the Mixed Magic Theatre

November 19, 2021

David Silverman – This Land is Their Land at Boston Public Library

November 18, 2021

The Trial, Execution, and Exoneration of Rebecca Nurse

November 15, 2021

Native American Heritage Month celebrated in East Providence

November 14, 2021

  Sowams & the Pokanokets at the Touisset Clubhouse

November 13, 2021

  Roger Williams University dedicates a room to the Pokanoket Tribe

November 10, 2021

Native and English Spirituality Compared in Bosworth Lecture

November 7, 2021

  400th Anniversary of Thanksgiving at Mt. Hope Farm

November 7, 2021

    Panel discusses what really happened at the first Thanksgiving

November 6, 2021

Keith Morton leads a walk to Margaret’s Rock & Cave

October 24, 2021

Eastern Medicine Singers at the Warren, RI Walkabout

October 16, 2021

  What hath Roger wrought with Robert A. Geake

October 15, 2021

Radical, Rebels and Rejects

October 12, 2021

The Beads that Bought Manhattan at the Brown Arts Institute

October 10, 2021

Dighton Rock may have Indigenous origins

October 7, 2021 

  Connecticut’s Paleo-Indian Sites

October 6, 2021

The Origins of the Boston Common

October 4, 2021

Warren artists choose Sowams themes for their paintings

September 29, 2021

Harwich, home of Captain Jones where the Mayflower was built

September 27, 2021

  Gainsborough, site of the Separatists’ escape to Leiden

September 27, 2021

Bassetlaw Museum opens Pilgrims’Gallery in Retford,

September 27, 2021

Scrooby noted as the home of Separatist William Brewster

September 27, 2021

  Austerfield, England celebrates Pilgrim Father William Bradford

September 21-25, 2021

  Wampanoags visit the Bassetlaw Museum in Retford, England

September 20, 2021

  Puritan Faultlines: House v. Meeting House in Puritan New England

September 20, 2021

Bodies Politic: Town Founding and the Common Good

September 19, 2021

Dr. Weed talks about the 1621 treaty at Speakers’ Corner in London

September 15, 2021

British Museum exhibit excludes mention of the Pokanokets

September 14, 2021

  Puritan social gospel and the City on a Hill with Francis Bremmer

September 10, 2021

  Connecticut Native American Communities Past and Present

September 8. 2021

 National Museum of the American Indian holds Sowams artifacts on-line

September 7, 2021

  Upending 1620: Where Do We Begin? exhibit

September 1, 2021

  Connie Baxter Marlow & Andrew Cameron Bailey visit Sowams

August 27, 2021

  Conservation work planned at Clemence-Irons House

August 14, 2021

  Ben Crystal interprets Roger Williams

August 11, 2021

  Ruth Major paintings on display at the Bristol Library

August 8, 2021

  Pokanoket Heritage Day at Burr’s Hill Park in Warren

August 6, 2021

  Pokanoket History at Burr’s Hill Park Summer Camp

July 29, 2021

  Dutch New York with Historian Barry Lewis

July 24, 2021

  Keith Morton leads a walk to Margaret’s Cave

July 22, 2021

  A Look-back at Spring, 1621 with Richard Pickering

July 22, 2021

The Great Migration to New England

July 19, 2021

Pokanoket Land Acknowledgement hits the papers

July 14, 2021


Hansken, Rembrandt’s Elephant


July 10, 2021

  Sowams Heritage Area featured on History Camp America

July 4, 2021

  Wetu on display at the Baker Street Playground

July 3, 2021

  400th Anniversary of Winslow’s visit to Ousamequin commemorated in Warren

July 1, 2021

Founding Fish: Maine’s 17th Century Cod Fishing Industry

June 27, 2021

  Author Nathaniel Philbrick visits the Massasoit’s home town

June 25, 2021

  Roger Williams Family Association tours the RI State House

June 24, 2021

 Pokanoket Sagamore relates tribal history at Ink Fish Bookstore

June 19, 2021

  RI Slave History Medallions Installation at Linden Place

June 18, 2021

  Lane Sparkman displays 17th century RI documents

June 17, 2021

  Historic marker unveiled at Mount Hope Farm in Bristol

June 17, 2021

Dave Weed describes the history of Burr’s Hill Park

June 16, 2021

  Above her sex; The problem of public women

June 11, 2021

  A Look Back at Winter 1621

June 10, 2021

  The Roger Williams Study Group at Smith’s Castle

June 5, 2021

Three sisters garden planted at Hunt’s Mills

June 3, 2021

  Indigenizing Historical Narratives with Chris Newell

May 27, 2021

Boston by Map with the Leventhal Center

May 23, 2021

Sagamore Winds of Thunder receives an honorary degree from RWU

May 19, 2021

  A 17th Century Life: The Diary of Ralph Josselin

May 13, 2021

  Chemistry in 17th Century New England

May 2, 2021

  Electric Box painting of Ousamequin by Jess Brown

April 30, 2021

  Ceremonial stone walk in the Bioreserve with Carl Ferreira

April 28, 2021

 Author Conversations with Patricia Rubertone

April 21, 2021

  Sowams painting on display in Warren bookstore

April 18, 2021

  The Rule to Walk by with Roxanne Reddington-Wilde

April 17, 2021

  5th International Indigenous Peoples Cultural Conference

April 14, 2021

  Warren Land Conservation Trust names Sowams Meadows Preserve

April 14, 2021

  Jean O’Brian: Massasoit and Memory

April 14, 2021

Terror to the Wicked with author Tobey Pearl

April 13, 2021

  King Philip’s War and the Character of Colonial America

April 8, 2021

  Living Godly Lives: A Look at Puritan Morality

April 5, 2021

  Peregrine White: 1st Englishman Born in New England

March 25, 2021

  The World of Plymouth Plantation with Carla Gardina Pestana

March 24, 2021

  This land is a Living Witness with Sachem Lance Young 

March 20, 2021

  The Early History of North Westport with Al Lees III

March 18, 2021

  Roger Williams’ new and dangerous ideas with Ranger John McNiff

March 11, 2021

  A Storm of Witchcraft with author Emerson Baker

March 2, 2021

  How an alliance was formed and broken

February 17, 2021

Watchemoket Square plans announced in East Providence

February 10, 2021

  Pokanokets and Pilgrims presentation at Hamilton House

February 4, 2021

  The Wampanoag and the Arrival of the Pilgrims with Linda Coombs

January 29, 2021

  Illness and the Making of Early New England

January 14, 2021

Settling the Good Land – Governance and Promotion in John Winthrop’s New England

January 12, 2021

Survival: Boston 1630-1635

January 10, 2021

  King Philip’s War with National Park Ranger John McNiff

December 15, 2020

  Of Plimoth Plantation: New Facsimile Edition Virtual Launch

December 14, 2020

  John G. Turner discusses early slavery in Sowams

December 5, 2020

   Plymouth Antiquarian Society offers a virtual tour Plymouth holidays

November 26, 2020

  National Day of Mourning remembered 50 years later

November 24, 2020

  Mayor Elorza hosts the 2nd Annual Native American Heritage Month Celebration

November 24, 2020

  What you learned about the ‘first Thanksgiving’ isn’t true

November 19, 2020

  The American Experience presents “The Pilgrims”, again

November 19, 2020

  Slavery and the Slave Trade in Rhode Island

November 19, 2019

  David J. Silverman: “This Land is Their Land” 2019 presentation in Boston

November 18, 2020

  The Pilgrims, the Wampanoag, and Reciprocity with Jenny Hale Pulsipher

November 17, 2020

  John G. Turner talks about the Pilgrims 400 years later

November 15, 2020

  Archaeology Along the Palmer River in Rehoboth with Archaeologist Erin Flynn

November 12, 2020

  Signatures of Rhode Island’s Indigenous Leaders

November 12, 2020

  Nathaniel Philbrick discusses “Mayflower” at the Boston Public Library

November 2, 2020

  National Geographic History magazine features Sowams

October 28, 2020

  The Tribes and their relations with the Mass Bay Colony

October 28, 2020

  Bill Kirkpatrick tours the Johannis Farm in Sowams

October 27, 2020

  Watchemoket Square Week includes a Sowams presentation

October 22, 2020

  Roger Williams University class explores the Native American experience

October 21, 2020

  Massasoit’s Meanings: Shifting Histories of Settler-Colonialism

October 20, 2020

  Telling 17th Century New England Stories Through the Archives

October 19, 2020

City on a Hill: A History of American Exceptionalism

October 18, 2020

  Roger Williams Family Association gathers at Margaret’s Rock

October 14, 2020

  Wampanoag Life Before the Pilgrims

October 12, 2020

  Indigenous in Rhode Island: Reflections on Courage and Community

October 12, 2020

  We are all on Native land: A conversation about Land Acknowledgements

September 24, 2020

  Roger Williams and the Architecture of Religious Freedom

September 20, 2020

   Turbulent times in early Rehoboth: Obadiah Holmes and his Baptist Friends

September 17, 2020

  First Day of Issue for new “Mayflower in Plymouth Harbor” Forever stamp

September 16, 2020

Decolonizing Sowams: Resisting the Erasure of Indigenous Lives in the East Bay of RI

September 15, 2020

  The Untold Story of the Sowams Heritage Area at the Carpenter Museum

September 3, 2020

A visit to the historic Winslow House in Marshfield, MA with Regina Porter

September 3, 2020

  Penelope Winslow: Plymouth Colony First Lady with Michelle Marchetti Coughlin

September 1, 2020

  Nevertheless, She Persisted: Exploring 17th-Century Women for a 21st-Century World

August 25, 2020

  RWU student create informative booklet

August 20, 2020

The Northern Colonies in the 17th Century

August 16, 2020

  Exploring the Narrative of the Swansea Baptists with Rev. Charles Hartman

August 13, 2020

  Indigenizing the Curriculum at Roger Williams University

August 13, 2020

A virtual tour of 17th century Taunton at the Old Colony Museum

August 10, 2020

Professor Creviston on the New England Colonies

August 9, 2020

  Sagamore Winds of Thunder opens anti-racism rally in Barrington

August 5, 2020

  Slavery and Freedom in Little Compton

August 5, 2020

  Mayflower II visits New Bedford on the way to Plymouth

August 4, 2020

  Community Garden with Three Sisters Plot under construction at Hunts Mills

July 25, 2020

  17th Century Meetup group explores Anawan Rock with Naturalist Don Doucette

July 25, 2020

  Keith Morton leads a group including three Pokanokets to Margaret’s Cave

July 19, 2020

  Pokanokets build a portable wetu at Mt. Hope Farm

July 16, 2020

  Rally to change the Massachusetts flag and seal

June 17, 2020

  Authors Blee and O’Brien talk about Monumental Mobility today

June 11, 2020

  Bradford and Plymouth: The View from 400 Years

June 9, 2020

  Pokanoket Tribe gathers at new Burr’s Hill historic marker

July 9, 2020

Celebrate the 400th Anniversary of the Mayflower

June 5, 2020

  Laid Waste! The Culture of Exploitation in Early America

May 19, 2020

  Little Compton’s 17th Century Women with Marjory O’Toole

April 3, 2020

  Dr. Weed talks about the Sowams Project with RWU professor Dr. Jeremy M. Campbell

March 13, 2020

  Roger Williams’ Early Life in London, England

March 12

  British Museum display fails to include the story of Sowams

March 4, 2020

  Lorén Spears at the RI State Library speaks about Roger Williams’ A Key Into the Language of America

February 21, 2020

  Dr. Weed presents Pokanokets and Pilgrims: Compromise & Conflict in the 17th Century

February 13, 2020

  Author Philippa Gregory visits Potumtuk with the Pokanoket Sagamore and Sachem

January 31, 2020

 Warrior Women Panel Discussion at Providence College

January 26, 2020

  State archaeologist Timothy Ives talks about stone heaping practices of New England farmers

January 25, 2020

  Roger Williams celebrated as part of traveling exhibit’s stop at local library

January 15. 2020

  Revitalization of Watchemoket Square plans presented at Tockwotton on the Waterfront

December 17, 2019

  17th Century Sowams Presented at the Rehoboth History Club

December 12, 2019

  Mayflower Author Nathaniel Philbrick meets the Pokanoket Sagamore Po Wauipi Neimpaug

December 11, 2019

  Roger Williams in England at the Peace Dale Museum of Art and Culture

November 21, 2019

  Four women tour three indigenous locations

November 20, 2019

  City of East Providence celebrates Native American Heritage Month 

November 14, 2019

  Dr. Weed teaches about Sowams at the Barrington Learning Center

November 13, 2019

  Future of Barrington Nockum Hill Lot 3A discussed at public forum

November 9, 2019

  Hike the Mowry Path that Metacom, Weetamoe and their followers took to the Taunton River

November 5, 2019

  DCR archaeologist describes the first people of Fall River to seniors

November 3, 2019

  Paul Cote leads family members and Meetup group to Abram’s Rock in Swansea

November 1 & 2, 2019

  NEARA Conference explores early boundaries and indigenous migration patterns

October 28, 2019

 National Park Ranger John McNiff Brings the 17th Century to Life

October 26, 2019

  17th century presentations at the New England Historical Association Conference

October 23, 2019

  Dave Norton tells the John and Elizabeth Howland Pilgrim story

October 14, 2019

  Honoring Indigenous People at the Providence Honk Festival

October 12, 2019

  Neutaconkanut Hill Festival hosts guided hikes and Native storytelling and song

October 10, 2019

  Native and Colonial History presentated at the Audubon Education Center in Bristol

October 9, 2019

  Archaeologist Erin Flynn talks about the early history of Swansea, MA

October 7, 2019

  Sowams Project presented at the Massasoit Historical Association in Warren

October 5, 2019

  Pokanokets and Pilgrims presentation at Watchemoket Square Day in East Providence

October 2, 2019

  Sowams Project presented at Heritage State Park in Fall River

October 1, 2019

  Winslow Point at Peace Haven where Winslow, Metacom and Weetamoe likely crossed the Taunton River

September 28, 2019

  Big Drum Powwow wraps up first day at Roger Williams Memorial

September 28, 2019

  Day-long “Roger Was Here” Seminar held at Smith’s Castle

September 26, 2019

  Chief Quaiapen presented by Ray Two Hawks Watson at RWU

September 25, 2019

  Sowams Heritage Area Project presented to the Bristol Rotary Club

September 22, 2019

  Meetup Group tour of Martin House and Sachem’s Knoll

September 20, 2019

  Tour of 17th century Burial Hill in Plymouth, MA

September 18, 2019

  Author Ed Lodi talks about Benjamin Church in the King William’s War

September 14, 2019

  Land acknowledgement mural depicts the tribes of Mount Hope in Providence

August 25, 2019

  Winds of Thunder presents at Mt. Hope Meetup Event

August 16, 2019

  Sturgeon Full Moon Walk at Mount Hope Farm

August 13, 2019

Sowams article published in Prime Times free magazine

August 10, 2019

  Keith Morton leads a group to Margaret’s Rock

August 9, 2019

   Burr’s Hill talk at the Massasoit Memorial in Warren

August 4, 2019

  Walk of the Pnieses Ceremony at Mt. Hope in Bristol, RI

August 3, 2019

  Sowams Heritage Area group explores Neutaconkanut Hill in Providence

July 28, 2019

  17th Century MeetUp group visits Hipses Rock and the Ochee Spring Soapstone Quarry

July 27, 2019

  History Camp Pioneer Valley hears the untold story of the Massasoit

July 25, 2019

  Christine DeLucia talks about place, heritage & caretaking

July 22, 2019

The Pokanoket Tribe at Camp Wetu, Mt. Hope Farm, Bristol, RI

July 22, 2019

  Pokanoket leather workshop at Mt. Hope Farm’s Camp Wetu

July 9, 2019

  Dr. Weed presents the Sowams Heritage Area to residents of North Farm in Bristol, RI

June 23, 2019

  Pokanoket Strawberry Moon Thanksgiving at Mt. Hope Farm

June 18, 2019

  80th Anniversary Celebration of Prospect Terrace where Roger Williams was reburied

June 17, 2019

  Buddhist Peace Walk to Mt. Hope and the Massasoit Memorial at Burr’s Hill Park

June 16, 2019

  National Park Service Ranger John McNiff presents Roger Williams at a 17th century MeetUp

June 15, 2019

  The Pokanoket Tribe at the Audubon Education Center in Bristol, RI

June 12, 2019

  The Pokanoket Tribe at the Rockwell Elementary School in Bristol, RI

June 11, 2019

  Indian Slavery presentation by Linford Fisher at Smith’s Castle

June 11, 2019

  The Sowams Heritage Area Project at the East Providence Chamber of Commerce

June 5, 2019

  The Pokanoket Tribe at the George R Martin Elementary School in Seekonk, MA

May 28, 2019

  Sowams presentation at the Warren-Barrington Rotary Club

May 19, 2019

 17th Century MeetUp Group Tour of Newport

May 17, 2019

The Pokanoket Tribe at the Providence Children’s Museum

April 21, 2019

“Our” Story: 400 Years of Wampanoag History Exhibit

April 20, 2019

18th Annual Spring Thaw Powwow at Brown University

April 19, 2019

The Pokanoket Tribe performs at the Bristol Library

April 14, 2019

The 17th Century RI MeetUp Group visits East Providence

April 12, 2019

 The Pokanoket Tribe visits the ENRICHri Home Schoolers

April 11, 2019

Scholars see 17th century documents at the John Carter Brown Library

April 11, 2019

Authors Christine DeLucia and Lisa Brooks speak at Brown University

March 21, 2019

 Barrington Interfaith Partners learn the history and traditions of the Pokanoket Tribe

March 19, 2019

The Pokanoket Tribe visits the George Hail Library in Warren

March 18, 2019

  Providence Rotarians hear about the Sowams Heritage Area Project

March 17, 2019

Pokanoket Tribe renews the Covenant at Potumtuk

March 16, 2019

  Sowams Heritage Area presented at Boston History Camp

March 15, 2019

  Eliot Bible on display at the Natick Historical Society

March 15, 2019

The Pokanoket Tribe visits the Palmer Elementary School in Rehoboth

March 7, 2019

  Portsmouth 1638 Founding Ceremony

January 26, 2019

George Hail Library presentation on the Sowams Heritage Area

November 11, 2018

 Visit to Massasoit’s Home Town, Warren, RI

November 4, 2018

  375th Anniversary lecture at the Newman Congregational Church, East Providence

October 23, 2018

  Swansea Historical Society hears Sowams presentation

October 22, 2018

  Sowams Heritage Area presented at Tockwotton

October 21, 2018

  Walk to Margaret’s Cave with God, War and Providence author James Warren

October 17, 2018

Burial Grounds Of Plymouth Colony with Stephen O’Neill

September 27, 2018

  Dr. Weed presents Sowams at a Bristol Historical & Preservation Society program

September 9, 2018

  Sowams Heritage Area Project launch at Hunts Mill

August 26, 2018

  17th Century MeetUp at the Martin House in Swansea

August 11, 2018

  Coastal Cove walk with Ernie Germani

August 4, 2018

  Walk to Margaret’s Cave with Providence College Professor Keith Morton

July 28, 2018

17th Century RI tour of the Clemence-Irons and Arnold houses

June 24, 2018

  First 17th Century RI MeetUp at the Roger Williams Memorial

June 14, 2018

  Warren Preservation Society presentation on Sowams

May 12, 2018

  Celebrating Rehoboth Through Genealogy

May 1, 2018

  Helen Hersh Tjader presents “Sowams, the Untold Story” at the East Providence Library

April 9, 2018

  Author Julie Fisher shows students at Roger Williams University ethnographic writing

April 8, 2018

  Ernie Germani leads a 2nd Sunday Walk at Hunts Mills

Friendship, Enslavement, and Persistence with Dr. Charlotte Carrington-Farmer