Stephen Hopkins was no Saint (as the separatist founders of Plimoth Colony referred to their congregation, the Church of Saints), but his previous experience in the New World made him a useful and respected member of the group of New England settlers popularly known as “the Pilgrims.” Find out about the politics, religion, economics, Native American relations, and social life of the first permanent settlement in New England from his unique perspective.
Historical Interpreter and Storyteller
David Emerson of History on the Hoof makes his living by being a character. For over 30 years, David has worked at living history museums as an independent storyteller, teaching history through the eyes of a “person of the past.” He is a veteran of Colonial Williamsburg, Plimoth Plantation, Morristown National Historical Park, and the Old Barracks Museum. David holds a BA in Philosophy from SUNY Oswego, with additional study at Alvescot College, Oxford and the College of William and Mary.