June 23, 2024

Led by Jay Woodruff; Lay Minister: Debbie Levens


First Parish was founded 383 years ago by Pilgrims from England, a mere 20 years after the first Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock. Join Jay Woodruff, former chair of Archives, as he presents some extraordinary facts and artifacts from our Archives collection, including a pre-Revolutionary War Bible and a letter from a US president, and explains our close connection to Lydia Maria Child, a parishioner and one of the most influential women of her time. We’ll discuss why it is critical to maintain the treasures of our past for future generations.