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A Day at Strawberry Banke
Yesterday we went to Strawberry Banke to learn about the history of Thanksgiving over the years in Porstmouth, and the rest of America. I learned a couple of things. To point some out...
Thanksgiving was never an actually set date, instead the local governor would make a proclamation that would specify the date.
Around the Victorian era, wealthier families would fill baskets full of foods, ingredients, and knitted goods to deliver to poor people.
The Macy's day parade originated as a way to bring different peoples' celebrations of Thanksgiving together, and it is still going strong today.
Article posted December 22, 2009 at 12:48 PM •
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