Pilgrims Decision to Leave Holland for the New World – Ancestry dot com

It appeared to the English community that the Dutch did not remember the Lord’s Day and keep it holy, but after Sunday church services allowed feasting and merrymaking—especially among the children. This was intolerable to the English. – Duane A. Cline

Pilgrims Departure from Delft Haven

Pilgrims Departure from Delft Haven

I’m surprised there isn’t a Dutch National Holiday for when the Pilgrims decided to leave the Netherlands.

NYPL Digital Gallery

NYPL Digital Gallery

Which reminds me of a life-sized diorama at the Pilgrims Museum in Provincetown depicting “The Pilgrims Find the Corn.” They stole it. And as went the corn, so went the rest of the New World.

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