TL;DR -- The Plymouth and Mayflower time went. There was a year off. Now, we have Weymouth (1622) where we can look at the times, the events and the people. Celebratory affairs will be muted, for a while. Gloucester is next. This year, though, we can consider what the Weymouth experience meant as well as get the facts together.
|Weymouth Town Hall|
In a review last April, we included a graphic that showed the towns of Massachusetts and their date of origins in which we see a long list of celebrations pending. Right now, there are restrictions in place which inhibit some activity. We can still take a research mode and learn about these towns as their day arrives.
Along that line, we have some pointers to material that is of interest.
- Weymouth, MA (Wessagusset Colony) -- the History section describes the experiences of the immigrants over the first year, including the winter. Some say 'failed colony' as if nothing learned. We will look further as Thomas' crew at Cape Ann was a year later.
- Weymouth's website -- the official word. Weymouth is the 2nd "oldest township."
- A Brief History of Weymouth -- a brief history provided by Boston University.
- Weymouth Historical Society -- some information about the settlement attempt and Thomas Weston.
- History of Massachusetts blog -- gives us a timeline which is a nice feature.
Remarks: Modified: 01/14/2022