On Saturday, May 4th, join a history walk sponsored by Harwich Conservation Trust and Sandwich Conservation Trust led by twelfth-generation Cape Codder Todd Kelley and Marcus Hendricks of Wampanoag and Nipmuc heritage. Along the way they will share many stories of insight into Native life on Cape Cod from before European contact through early settlement and establishment of “old Cape” Quaker families.
Learn about the early Quaker seedbed of Sandwich, which propagated out across Cape Cod. It seemed the land itself was predisposed to the Quaker movement as it got its foothold in the houses of the first settler families. The early missionaries were non-violent revolutionaries armed only with a book that took their message of religious tolerance directly into Puritan Boston. They repeatedly walked straight into the fire of religious restraint. The Quakers and the Wampanoag share an unbroken agreement arising from mutual social persecution and jeopardy to life during the seventeenth century. As severe persecution eased, Quakers on Cape Cod peacefully coexisted with the Wampanoag in mutual support. Explore the bonds of this unbroken agreement.
Directions: You will receive directions with your reservation confirmation email.
Day/date: Saturday, May 4th
Rain day: Sunday, Sunday 5th
Time: 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Cost: $20.00 per person
Space is limited, so pre-registration (payment) is required.
Register online at right by credit card.
Distance: 1.5 miles