We have had the 400th (again) in mind, too, for awhile. There will be many beyond Plymouth, Cape Ann, Salem and their peers, as each of the towns of New England will celebrate their beginnings. Here is the long list from Wikipedia's write up on the Massachusetts Bay Colony: Timeline of settlement.
Aside: Anyone with the usual mix has 1000s of relatives, and towns, to celebrate, so let the good times roll and roll and ...
Today, I ran across a site about Rev. John White. Rev. John was a main motivator behind what became Massachusetts.
|Rev. John White|
The site, sponsored by the Benefice of Dorchester, was set up for the 400th anniversary of Rev. John's appointment as Rector of Holy Trinity and St. Peter's churches.
There is a sub-menu that points to different categories of information about Rev. John. I really liked the timeline page (image from that page). Notice the major categories which relate Rev. John's time with events in England and the World.
Aside: We need to do more of these plus-minus types of things as we talk about origins and motivations.
The site has a nice bibliography. Also, the site looks at more than Rev. John's involvement with the Dorchester Company.
Aside: It was nice to see the recognition of Rev. John's (in-law) 400th.
Remarks: Modified: 11/13/2013
09/23/2013 -- Example of celebrations to come: 375th of the First Congregational Church of Hampton, NH.
11/13/2013 -- Phippen would be part of the slate fill.