Early English settlement Thanksgivings topic of Nov. 14 lecture
Roanoke, Jamestown and Plymouth: Three Early English Settlements is the topic for the Nov. 14 Distinguished Lecture Series at the Gulf Shores Cultural Center Auditorium. The lecture is from 7-8 p.m. There is no charge to attend, but please RSPV to be notified of any changes. Go online to USA Gulf Coast Campus or call the USA Center for Continuing Education at 251-460-7200.
As we prepare for Thanksgiving, do you ever wonder what the “first” Thanksgiving was really like? This lecture will focus the history of colonial America and the challenges the early colonies presented to England.
Lecturer Dr. Marsha Hamilton is Associate Professor of History at the University of South Alabama, with a specialization in colonial America. Dr. Hamilton will discuss some of the myths we still believe about these settlements, such as our ideas about the first Thanksgiving, and what the reality was.