Visitors from West Virginia tour the Sowams Heritage Area

Thom Keely and Heather Schnieder, pictured above at the Seat of Metacom, requested a tour of Sowams as they passed through the area on July 18, 2022. They are both are from West Virginia, and Thom is working on a novel featuring his ancestors from Haverhill, MA who encounter Pokanoket people. Click here for a 4 1/2-minute video interview with them. Click here, here, here, here, and here for more pictures and video of visitors to Sowams.

(Above) He and Heather got a look at King’s Rock along Market Street in Swansea before they stopped to photograph the perched rock at Sachem’s Knoll nearby. Later they joined Sowams Heritage Area Project Coordinator David Weed at Margaret’s Cave nearby.

(Above) The two departed through the King’s Grant farmland near Chase Farm and went into Warren to view the Massasoit Spring and nearby Park on Water Street where it is said that the Massasoit Ousamequin resided in a settlement in the early 17th century.

(Above) They rounded out their tour of Sowams with a stop at the Royal Pokanoket Burial Ground at Burr’s Hill Park, a visit to the Seat of Metacom in Bristol, and a stop at the site where the King Philip’s War broke out on June 20, 1675.