Milford Museum presents “The Mayflower”

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The Pilgrims signing the compact, on board the Mayflower, Painted by T.H. Matteson; engraved by Gauthier, 1859. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

With the Thanksgiving holiday approaching, the Milford Museum will sponsor a program titled “The Mayflower” on Saturday, November 11, at 1:00 p.m. at the Milford Public Library. Presented by Bill “Hutch” Hutchison, this program will tell the iconic story of one of the most recognized ships in American history. It’s one lone voyage to America landed a group of Pilgrims on the shores of Cape Cod, opening a chapter in American history which includes the Mayflower Compact, the first Thanksgiving, and descendants that number in the millions.

Bill ‘Hutch’ Hutchison began teaching Social Studies in the Capital School District in Dover in 1969. He became an Associate Principal in 1999 and retired in 2004. He was the Capital School District’s Teacher-of-the-Year in 1989. He also taught adjunct classes at Delaware State University, Wilmington University, and the University of Delaware. Upon retiring he worked for Prestwick House Publishing, creating social studies teaching materials. Since 2003 he has volunteered with the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation (KNF), where he crews on the official Tall Ship of Delaware, the Kalmar Nyckel. At KNF, Hutch has been the Interim Education Director, Education Coordinator, and currently is Lead Educator Emeritus.

Sponsored by the Milford Museum, these monthly programs focus on a variety of topics concerning local, state, and national history.  These presentations are held on the second Saturday of each month, at 1:00 p.m., in the Milford Public Library.  The Milford Public Library is located at 11 S.E. Front Street in Milford, Delaware. For more information, please contact the Museum at (302) 424-1080, [email protected]. These programs are offered through a generous grant from The Delaware Heritage Commission.

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