"Our" Story: 400 Years of Wampanoag History

Weymouth Public Libraries is pleased to play host to this special exhibit for the month of April. "Our" Story: 400 Years of Wampanoag History is an interactive exhibit on the history and culture of the People of the First Light.

In 2020, America will commemorate the 400th Anniversary of the Mayflower voyage and founding of Plymouth Colony; an iconic moment in our nation's history, and a story that cannot be told without the perspective of the indigenous people who were here when that ship arrived, and who still remain today.

This unprecedented, interactive exhibit reveals little-known historic and cultural realities of the People of the First Light, who have lived in Southeastern Massachusetts for more than 12,000 years. They are the tribe first encountered by the Mayflower Pilgrims and are central to the story of the 1620 founding of Plymouth Colony.
Told from the native perspective, "Our" Story: 400 Years of Wampanoag History is a multi-media exhibit designed to engage viewers with powerful videos, photos, and words through which Wampanoag people share the stories of their ancestors.

Presented by Plymouth 400, Inc.

About Plymouth 400, Inc.
Plymouth 400, Inc. is a 501 (c) (s) not-for-profit Corporation formed to lead the planning and execution of programs and events commemorating the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower voyage and the founding of Plymouth Colony in 2020.The Plymouth 400 Anniversary will highlight the cultural contributions and American traditions that began with the interaction of the Wampanoag and English peoples, a story that significantly shaped the building of America.