Revisiting the Pilgrim story, the long history of Dutch-American connections, and the impact of migration on indigenous populations.
Sunday, November 8
2PM EST/20:00 CET
Four hundred years ago, the Pilgrims arrived in Massachusetts on the Mayflower after a long journey from Europe. Many of the Pilgrims actually started their journey in Leiden in the Netherlands, where they had lived for 12 years after leaving England as refugees. Taking a 1620 painting of the Pilgrims departing the Netherlands as the starting point, this virtual event will explore the Pilgrims’ time in the Dutch Republic, the mythologies that developed around them and their trans-Atlantic migration, the ongoing impact on indigenous people, and the multi-national commemoration going on this year.
Creative Director, SmokeSygnals and Member, Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe
Executive Director, Leiden 400
Curator History, Museum de Lakenhal
Joining the Speakers for a Panel Discussion
Van Otterloo-Weatherbie Director, Center for Netherlandish Art
Chairman, Boston Chapter of the Netherland America Foundation
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Netherland America Foundation