What – No Pie for the Pilgrims???

Want to find out more about the history of Thanksgiving?  Well, you are in luck!Click here to see a post I made in 2006 on this very subject.  I hope you all enjoy a fabulous Thanksgiving! Copyright © 2009, Illuminated Ancestries. All rights reserved. 

Thanksgiving Facts

With turkey day just a couple of days away, I thought I would share some interesting facts about Thanksgiving with you. The Pilgrims had their first feast after a successful harvest in the autumn of the year 1621, and it lasted three days. The Pilgrims invited 90 Wampanoag Indians to join them in their celebration feast. This feast was not repeated yearly by the Pilgrims, but our modern Thanksgiving is

The Mayflower and Thanksgiving

Just in time for Thanksgiving, The History Channel will be airing a show called Desperate Crossing: The Untold Story of The Mayflower. It will be shown on November 19, 20, 23, 24, and 26; click here for show times. According to the History Channel, “this show features elaborate dramatic reenactments from original source material written by eyewitnesses and participants in the actual events of the early 1600s.” It will follow