Sowams Woods 1 2014

Event Begins: September 15th, 7:00 PM – Event Ends: 8:30 PM

Host: Barrington Land Conservation Trust and Barrington Public Library

Location: Barrington Public Library Auditorium, 281 County Road, Barrington

What better way to celebrate Land Trust Days than by rediscovering this land called Sowams and its part in our national heritage. We will look backwards and forwards to gain a broader perspective, highlighting some of the named Pokanoket places in our community such as Mussachuck Creek and Scamscamuck Spring.

Between the national myths surrounding the first Thanksgiving in 1621 and the 1675/1676 conflict known as King Phillips War, or Metacoms Rebellion, which resulted in the greatest proportionate loss of life of all American Wars, there is little recognition of the peace treaty signed in March 1621. The agreement between Ossamequin, the Massasoit of the Wampanoag, and the representatives of the Plymouth Colony lasted for over 50 years, an accomplishment unmatched across North America during this early cultural contact period.

Come away with a new appreciation for this special place called Sowams. Learn about renewed protection efforts and the national heritage district proposed in advance of the 400th anniversary of this remarkable peace.

Directions: From North or South take Route 114/Wampanoag Trail/County Road and the intersection with Maple Ave. Turn up the hill to the Town Hall/Public Library complex.

Parking Info: Free parking is available in the town parking lot at the top of the hill and at the lower parking lot adjacent to the Senior Center.

Contact: Helen Tjader at 401-480-8329