Thanksgiving greetings from the SHS to all our readers! This year I wanted to share an item from our collection (postcard image on the left) and an article about Thanksgiving myths and misinformation from the New York Times in 2017. Like so many other holidays and traditions, Thanksgiving is a complicated mix of history, folklore, and reinvention.
Regardless of its historical underpinnings, Thanksgiving in the modern era provides an opportunity to be with friends and family and reflect on all our blessings. This year I am especially thankful for the people I have met through my work at the SHS and the strides made toward our goal of opening a History Center next fall.
Wishing you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving!
Katina Fontes (President, Sudbury Historical Society Board of Trustees)