February 3, 2024    
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


UU Falmouth - Meeting House
840 Sandwich Road, E. Falmouth, MA, 02536
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Linda Coombs, Aquinnah Wampanoag, historian, museum educator, artisan, author, will present “Before King Phillips War,” Saturday, February 3, from 1 to 3 PM, at UU Falmouth, 840 Sandwich Rd. East Falmouth.

Offered free of charge, the talk about the history of beginning encounters with settler colonialism (one not generally taught in school) provides greater understanding of the experience, values and beliefs of the Wampanoag People and their deep identification with the land. The presentation challenges stereotypes and othering, and is a pathway to compassion and respect for Indigenous ways of being.

Linda Coombs has worked for over 45 years as an educator at museums including the Boston Children’s Museum and Plimouth Patuxet (formerly Plimoth Plantation). She is an historian, artisan, and author of a new book for young adults titled “Colonization and the Wampanoag Story.”

The program, the second in the new “2024 Educational Series,” is sponsored by L.I.N.K. (Linking Indigenous & Non-Indigenous Knowledge) in collaboration with UU Falmouth (Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Falmouth). Held monthly, the free series covers a range of topics chosen in consultation with Elders and teachers in the Mashpee and Aquinnah Tribes. L.I.N.K.’s mission is to raise awareness among Cape Cod residents of the culture and contributions of the “FirstPeople,” the Wampanoags, and the painful history they have endured.

Information about future events is available at L.I.N.K.’s website,, and in the Calendar and Events areas of this website.

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