“Saints & Strangers”, the two-part special event telling the historical events surrounding the first Thanksgiving. Take an historical look at the journey of the pilgrims and the struggles that followed.
If you missed part one last night, catch an encore of part one followed by part two tonight. You will also have the chance to see both parts again on Thursday night (Thanksgiving) back to back.
Of those who made the journey on the Mayflower, there were those we know as “saints,” religious separatists who abandoned their prior lives for a single cause — religious freedom. The others, the “strangers,” were motivated by real-world material objectives and adventure as opposed to spiritual ideas. This clash of values between these groups created complex inner struggles as they sought to establish new individual identities and a new colony in America, compounded by a complicated relationship with, and between, the local Native American tribes. It’s a story of survival, perseverance, dedication and commitment — themes that reverberate throughout American society today.