1623: The Untold Story of New Hampshire’s Founding Family

Presenter: J. Dennis Robinson

Why do we know so little about David and Amias Thompson of Plymouth, England? And why is the little we know so often wrong? Our first European couple “settled” at Rye, NH in 1623. Within five years the Thompsons had abandoned their fishing and trading outpost and disappeared from Granite State history. Popular author J. Dennis Robinson explores the era, unearths the facts, and debunks the myths of our rocky 400-year-old origin tale. 


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Event Details


Thursday, December 7, 2023 7:00pm


Portsmouth Public Library
175 Parrot Avenue
Portsmouth NH 03801

Hosted By:

Portsmouth Public Library

Contact Info:

Nicole Cloutier, 603-766-1725