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History of Thanksgiving Traditions

History of Thanksgiving Traditions

When the fourth Thursday in November rolls around everyone in the United States is eagerly awaiting a tradition-filled day full of turkey, football and lots of family and friend time. Thanksgiving seems to be vastly different because unlike some holidays, …[Continue]

The First Thanksgiving Menu


When we think about Thanksgiving dinner, there are certain food items that come to mind. We think of turkey, stuffing, cranberries, sweet potatoes, and pumpkin pie. We generally think about this as the “traditional Thanksgiving dinner” and probably assume that …[Continue]

Thanksgiving: From Pilgrims to Pocahontas

Thanksgiving: From Pilgrims to Pocahontas

The history of Thanksgiving is a little confusing. Part of the reason for this is that there were at least three “first” Thanksgivings, and the one that is most closely associated with what we celebrate today was not a holiday …[Continue]

Myths or Facts About Thanksgiving?


There are a lot of misconceptions out there about the Thanksgiving Holiday. Somehow, the old stories have blended or have been distorted, and the picture that we envision when we think about the first Thanksgiving is not a true picture …[Continue]

A Look At The Thanksgiving Holiday

The First Thanksgiving

Do you know that the first Thanksgiving did not take place in America but in Canada? It’s true; an English explorer named Martin Frobisher had an official Thanksgiving feast in Canada to express his thankfulness to God after surviving a …[Continue]

History of Thanksgiving: A Timeline

Thanksgiving Browscombe

The history of Thanksgiving is a little more complex than the history of some of the other American holidays. The celebration that we typically think of was in Plymouth Massachusetts. That was the celebration with the Pilgrims and the Indians, …[Continue]