Next Mass Mayflower Book: In Small Things Forgotten by James Deetz

The next Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants book group will meet January 9, 2019 at 10 AM in Plymouth. Any and all are welcome. 

Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants Book Club

WHEN? January 9, 2019

WHERE? At the home of William Tooley at 18 Grant Street, Plymouth, MA. 

WHAT? In Small Things Forgotten: An Archaeology of Early American Life by James Deetz. 

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“History is recorded in many ways. According to author James Deetz, the past can be seen most fully  by studying the small things so often forgotten.Objects such as doorways, gravestones, musical  instruments, and even shards of pottery fill in the  cracks between large historical events and depict  the intricacies of daily life. New interpretations of archaeological finds detail how minorities influenced and were affected  by the development of the Anglo-American tradition  in the years following the settlers’ arrival in  Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1620. Simultaneously a study of American life and an explanation of how American life is studied, In Small Things Forgotten, through the everyday details of ordinary living, colorfully depicts a world hundreds of years in the past.”

WHO? The discussion will be facilitated by Peggy Baker.

Peggy, a local Plymouth historian, is the Thomas Rogers Family editor of the GSMD Silver Books, the Director Emerita of the Pilgrim Society and Pilgrim Hall Museum, and an Honorary Life Member of the MSMD.

Suggested future reading: 

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The MSMD book club has suggested reading Three Visitors to Early Plymouth, Forward by James Baker and Mayflower Revelations by Andrew Cameron Bailey.

Mark your calendars and start reading! For further information, please contact Cynthia Tinney at or 781-878-5273.



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