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The History of Thanksgiving

  • Ashleigh at Lansdowne 44124 Woodridge Parkway Leesburg, VA, 20176 United States (map)

Most agricultural societies developed prayers of thanks and ceremonies to celebrate harvests and other special occasions, so what do we mean when we ask, “Who held the first Thanksgiving?” This program will examine the origin of the holiday, from Native American harvest ceremonies to the competing claims of who had “the first” ranging from the Spanish in Florida, to the English in Virginia, and of course, the Pilgrims at Plimoth (Plymouth) Plantation. This is a live interactive digital presentation.

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