Blog Post: Does Thanksgiving have room for both thankfulness and mourning?

Grade Range: 8-12
Resource Type(s): Reference Materials
Date Posted: 12/31/2021

"Is there room in Americans’ Thanksgiving celebrations for both thankfulness and mourning?

That challenging question arose as my colleagues and I took a new look at encounters in the 1600s between English Pilgrims and the Wampanoag people in eastern Massachusetts. A showcase exhibition, titled Upending 1620: Where Do We Begin?, now shares our findings—and our questions—near the National Mall entrance to our museum."

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