Commemorating and celebrating the 400th anniversary of the landing of the Mayflower
On September 6th of 1620, one-hundred men, women and children seeking religious freedoms set sail from England to the New World aboard the Mayflower. Two perilous months at sea and on the morning of
November 9th, the ship landed in Provincetown harbor.
While their intended target was Northern Virginia, the rough waters of the Atlantic, the overcrowded ship, and lack of resources meant they were running out of options. The Pilgrims chose to stay in the Cape Cod bay and begin settlement. In December of 1620, the Pilgrims would choose Plymouth Harbor as their new home.
As you may know, the Snow's family are direct descendants of Stephen Hopkins, whose family arrived on the Mayflower in 1620. In this special and commemorative year, we thought it was important to share more information about the Snow's family connection to the Mayflower and their Orleans roots.