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New England Beginnings, is a partnership to encourage and promote activities that commemorate the cultures that shaped early New England.  The activities we are focused on are designed to 1) tell the stories of the region in the seventeenth century to a wide, general public audience and 2) enhance accessibility of resources for future scholarship in the field.  Partnership is voluntary and does not

imply endorsement of member programs by the other members.


Francis J. Bremer, Professor Emeritus of History, Millersville University of PA

Partner Institutions

Abbe Museum

American Antiquarian Society

Boston Public Library

Colonial Society of Massachusetts

Commonwealth of Massachusetts Commission on Indian Affairs

Concord Museum

Congregational Library and Archives

Database of Indigenous Slavery in the Americas

Fairbanks House Museum

Harvard University Libraries Colonial North American Project

Historic Burying Grounds Initiative

Jonathan Edwards Center, Yale University

Marblehead Architectural Heritage

Massachusetts Archives and Commonwealth Museum

New England Historic Genealogical Society

New England Quarterly

Old South Meeting House

Partnership of Historic Bostons

Paul Revere Memorial Association

Peabody Essex Museum

Pilgrim Hall Museum

Pilgrim Society

Plymouth Antiquarian Society

Salem in 1630: Pioneer Village

The Massachuset-Ponkapoag Tribal Council

The State Library of Massachusetts

The Yale Indian Papers Project

Tomaquag Museum

Webb Deane Stevens Museum



Ancestry Organizations

General Society of Mayflower Descendants

The Winthrop Society

Endecott-Endicott Family Association

National Society of Colonial Dames -- Massachusetts

The Alden Kindred of America

Pilgrim John Howland Society

International Partners

Dissenting Experience

Gateway to Early Modern Manuscript Sermons

History of Independence Project

Leiden American Pilgrim Museum

National Museum of Bermuda

University of East Anglia History Department


Participating Scholars

Kimberly Alexander, University of New Hampshire

Sue Allan, Official Historian of Scrooby Manor

Robert Allison, Suffolk University

Robert Charles Anderson, Independent Scholar

Emerson Baker, Salem State University

James Baker, Independent Scholar

Peggy Baker, Independent Scholar

Lisa T. Brooks, Amherst College

John R. D. Coffey, University of Leicester

James F. Cooper, Congregational Library & Archives

Michelle Marchetti Coughlin, Independent Scholar

Christine DeLucia, Mount Holyoke College

Julie Fisher, George Washington University

Linford Fisher, Brown University

Malcolm Gaskill, University of East Anglia

Scott Douglas Gerber, Ohio Northern University

Katherine Grandjean, Wellesley College

Kathryn Gray, Plymouth University, UK

Crawford Gribben, Queens University, Belfast

Polly Ha, University of East Anglia

David D. Hall, Harvard Divinity School

Timothy D. Hall, Howard College of Arts and Sciences

Joel Halcomb, University of East Anglia

Tom Hulme, Queens University, Belfast

Andrew Lipman, Barnard College

Heather Miyano Kopelson, University of Alabama

Eve LaPlante, independent scholar

David Lupher, University of Puget Sound

Daniel R. Mandell, Truman State University

Kevin McBride, Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center

Alice Nash, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Jean M. O'Brien, University of Minnesota

Paula Peters, Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe

Mark Peterson, Yale University

Lynn Rhoads, Editor Emeritus, New England Quarterly

Sarah Rivett, Princeton University

David Silverman, George Washington University

Lori Stokes, independent scholar

Baird Tipson, Gettysburg College

Len Travers, University of Massachusetts

Mark Valeri, Washington University of St. Louis

Abram Van Engen, Washington University in St. Louis

Alden T. Vaughan, Columbia University Emeritus

Adrian C. Weimer, Providence College

Ted Widmer, Brown University

Michael P. Winship, University of Georgia

Cedric Woods, Native American Indigenous Studies Center, UMass Boston

Walt Woodward, University of Connecticut

Wendy Warren, Princeton University

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