Mayflower Descendants Pack Hebron's Old Town Hall
On Thursday, September 27th, a crowd of 50 people gathered at Hebron's Old Town Hall to hear a lively presentation from Mary Brown, Governor of the Connecticut Society of Mayflower Descendants. The educational program was hosted by The Hebron Historical Society.
Among the attendees were nearly two dozen Connecticut residents who can trace their roots to the original group of English pilgrims who had settled at Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1620. Ms. Brown noted that approximately 10 million Americans today are direct descendants of the 51 pilgrims who survived the first difficult winter on Cape Cod.
During the presentation, Ms. Brown entertained and informed the audience with stories drawn from a lifetime of experience researching and teaching about the Mayflower story. With a warm sense of humor, she outlined what daily life was like for the early New England settlers and showed how the fledgling Plymouth Plantation sent a small delegation to Windsor, Connecticut, to establish a fur trading post.
Ms. Brown's presentation was followed by a question and answer session and refreshments. The Hebron Historical Society's next educational program will be a talk and photo presentation on "Farming in Eastern Connecticut, 1890-1940 by Bruce Clouette on October 25, 2012.