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"From Plymouth to Valkenswaard: Tracing the Footsteps of Settlement" Step back in time to 1620, as the Mayflower passengers bravely land at Plymouth, Massachusetts

Background imageSettlement Collection: Mayflower passengers landing at Plymouth, 1620

Mayflower passengers landing at Plymouth, 1620
Pilgrim landing party from the " Mayflower" in Plymouth harbor, 1620. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSettlement Collection: THE FIRST THANKSGIVING At Plymouth, Massachusetts. Oil on canvas, 1914, by Jennie A. Brownscombe

THE FIRST THANKSGIVING At Plymouth, Massachusetts. Oil on canvas, 1914, by Jennie A. Brownscombe

Background imageSettlement Collection: PLYMOUTH, MA, MAP 1605. Samuel de Champlains map of Port St. Louis

PLYMOUTH, MA, MAP 1605. Samuel de Champlains map of Port St. Louis, later settled by the English as Plymouth, Massachusetts, drawn during an expedetion of 1605

Background imageSettlement Collection: Oklahoma Territory opened to settlers, 1891

Oklahoma Territory opened to settlers, 1891
Homesteaders charge at the start signal, western Oklahoma Land Rush, 1891. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSettlement Collection: Mayflower passengers landing at Plymouth Rock, 1620

Mayflower passengers landing at Plymouth Rock, 1620
John Alden and Mary Chilton landing at Plymouth from the Mayflower, December 1620. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSettlement Collection: Hope Town, 200 year old settlement on Elbow Cay, Abaco Islands, Bahamas

Hope Town, 200 year old settlement on Elbow Cay, Abaco Islands, Bahamas, Caribbean, West Indies

Background imageSettlement Collection: Aerial view over the Penryn river and Falmouth, Cornwall, England

Aerial view over the Penryn river and Falmouth, Cornwall, England

Background imageSettlement Collection: PLYMOUTH ROCK, 1620. The landing of the pilgrims at Plymouth, Massachusetts, 1620

PLYMOUTH ROCK, 1620. The landing of the pilgrims at Plymouth, Massachusetts, 1620. Lithograph, 1876, by Currier & Ives

Background imageSettlement Collection: Colonial Savannah, Georgia, 1700s

Colonial Savannah, Georgia, 1700s
Savannah, Georgia, as established by James Oglethorpe, 1741. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of an earlier sketch

Background imageSettlement Collection: Hawes, Wensleydale, Yorkshire Dales National Park, North Yorkshire, England, UK

Hawes, Wensleydale, Yorkshire Dales National Park, North Yorkshire, England, UK. June 2017

Background imageSettlement Collection: Shanghai, international settlements 1932

Shanghai, international settlements 1932
Shanghai - the storm centre: an international settlement under the protection of fourteen powers, the chief scene of the Sino-Japanese conflict

Background imageSettlement Collection: The First Fleet

The First Fleet
Some of the First Fleet - eleven British Navy ships under the command of Captain Arthur Phillip, which took 750 British convicts to Botany Bay

Background imageSettlement Collection: VIRGINIA MAP, 1612. Captain John Smiths map of Virginia, 1612

VIRGINIA MAP, 1612. Captain John Smiths map of Virginia, 1612

Background imageSettlement Collection: ANNE HUTCHINSON (1591-1643). The trial of Anne Hutchinson at Boston in 1637

ANNE HUTCHINSON (1591-1643). The trial of Anne Hutchinson at Boston in 1637. Wood engraving, American, 19th century, after Edwin Austin Abbey

Background imageSettlement Collection: First settlers of Hartford, Connecticut, 1636

First settlers of Hartford, Connecticut, 1636
Thomas Hookers congregation migrates from Massachusetts to settle Hartford, Connecticut, 1636. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSettlement Collection: Rocamadour, pilgrimage town along El Camino de Santiago at dusk, Lot Department

Rocamadour, pilgrimage town along El Camino de Santiago at dusk, Lot Department, Midi-Pyrenees, France

Background imageSettlement Collection: Mexico, Zacatecas. Statue of Francisco Pancho Villa (Doroteo Arango ArAambula) one

Mexico, Zacatecas. Statue of Francisco Pancho Villa (Doroteo Arango ArAambula) one
Mexico, Zacatecas. Statue of Francisco Pancho Villa (Doroteo Arango Arámbula) one of the foremost generals of the Mexican Revolution, erected on top of Cerro de la Bufa, a UNESCO World Heritage site

Background imageSettlement Collection: PLYMOUTH ROCK: LANDING. The landing of John Alden, Mary Chilton

PLYMOUTH ROCK: LANDING. The landing of John Alden, Mary Chilton and other Pilgrims at Plymouth Rock in 1620: American engraving, 19th century

Background imageSettlement Collection: NEW YORK, 17th CENTURY. Rectified redraft of the Castello Plan of 1660

NEW YORK, 17th CENTURY. Rectified redraft of the Castello Plan of 1660, the earliest known plan of New Amsterdam

Background imageSettlement Collection: PILGRIMS: THANKSGIVING, 1621. The First Thanksgiving of the Pilgrims, 1621

PILGRIMS: THANKSGIVING, 1621. The First Thanksgiving of the Pilgrims, 1621. After a painting by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris

Background imageSettlement Collection: The British Second Army in Valkenswaard, Holland; Second Wor

The British Second Army in Valkenswaard, Holland; Second Wor
Photograph showing advance units of the British Second Army in the Dutch village of Valkenswaard, September 1944. This was the first settlement in Holland to be liberated

Background imageSettlement Collection: Gracehill, Ballymena

Gracehill, Ballymena - a street scene of this Moravian settlement with a car in the distance. (Location: Northern Ireland; County Antrim; Gracehill). Date: circa early 1900s

Background imageSettlement Collection: FLORIDA NATIVE AMERICANS: VILLAGE 1591. Colored engraving by Theodore de Bry after Jacques Le

FLORIDA NATIVE AMERICANS: VILLAGE 1591. Colored engraving by Theodore de Bry after Jacques Le Moyne de Morgues

Background imageSettlement Collection: PENNSYLVANIA: BETHLEHEM. The Moravian settlement on the Lehigh River at Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

PENNSYLVANIA: BETHLEHEM. The Moravian settlement on the Lehigh River at Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in 1757. Contemporary painting by Nicholas Garrison

Background imageSettlement Collection: Fort Dearborn, on the site of Chicago

Fort Dearborn, on the site of Chicago
Fort Dearborn in 1803, on the south side of the Chicago River. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of an illustration

Background imageSettlement Collection: Hudsons Bay Map

Hudsons Bay Map
HUDSONs BAY, at the time of the Seven Years War, showing French and English forts including Fort York, the principal settlement of the Hudsons Bay Company

Background imageSettlement Collection: Fort Dearborn on the Chicago River, 1812

Fort Dearborn on the Chicago River, 1812
Fort Dearborn on the site of present-day Chicago, 1812. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSettlement Collection: Colonial capitol at Williamsburg, Virginia

Colonial capitol at Williamsburg, Virginia
The old colonial capitol at Williamsburg, Virginia, 1700s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSettlement Collection: Leadville, a Colorado boom town, 1870s

Leadville, a Colorado boom town, 1870s
Chestnut Street in Leadville, Colorado, during the mining boom, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSettlement Collection: Oglethorpe and Tomo-chichi becoming friends in colonial Georgia

Oglethorpe and Tomo-chichi becoming friends in colonial Georgia
Tomo-chichi offering furs to James Olglethorpe, Georgia Colony. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSettlement Collection: Virginia and Maryland settled in 1738

Virginia and Maryland settled in 1738
Portions of Maryland and Virginia settled in 1738. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of a document

Background imageSettlement Collection: Plymouth colonists in church, 1620s

Plymouth colonists in church, 1620s
Pilgrims holding worship service at Plymouth, Massachusetts, 1620s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSettlement Collection: Bacons Rebellion in Jamestown, 1676

Bacons Rebellion in Jamestown, 1676
Nathaniel Bacon confronting Governor Berkeley, Virginia, 1676. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSettlement Collection: Gunfight in the street of a western town

Gunfight in the street of a western town. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century Frederic Remington illustration

Background imageSettlement Collection: View at the old town of Modica Italy

View at the old town of Modica Italy

Background imageSettlement Collection: Town of Gruyeres with Gruyeres Castle, Gruyere District, Switzerland

Town of Gruyeres with Gruyeres Castle, Gruyere District, Switzerland

Background imageSettlement Collection: Lebanon - Mount Leban (Beit-Merri)

Lebanon - Mount Leban (Beit-Merri)
A view of hillside settlement housing at Beit-Meri, Mount Leban, Lebanon

Background imageSettlement Collection: Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu, Peru. The Inca city of Machu Picchu sits high in the Andes mountains. The peak at upper centre is Huayna Picchu

Background imageSettlement Collection: V Beach at Gallipoli WWI

V Beach at Gallipoli WWI
A View of V Beach taken from the SS River Clyde at Gallipoli during World War I

Background imageSettlement Collection: Upturned boats, South Harbour, Utsire island, west of Karmoy, Norway, Scandinavia, Europe

Upturned boats, South Harbour, Utsire island, west of Karmoy, Norway, Scandinavia, Europe

Background imageSettlement Collection: Krk Town, Krk Island, Kvarner Gulf, Croatia, Adriatic, Europe

Krk Town, Krk Island, Kvarner Gulf, Croatia, Adriatic, Europe

Background imageSettlement Collection: View over village used as set for filming The Godfather, Savoca, Sicily, Italy, Europe

View over village used as set for filming The Godfather, Savoca, Sicily, Italy, Europe

Background imageSettlement Collection: Freiburg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany, Europe

Freiburg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany, Europe

Background imageSettlement Collection: Colonists arrival at Jamestown, Virginia, 1607

Colonists arrival at Jamestown, Virginia, 1607
First settlers building Jamestown, Virginia Colony, 1607. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSettlement Collection: Aerial view over Pendennis Castle and Falmouth, Cornwall, England

Aerial view over Pendennis Castle and Falmouth, Cornwall, England

Background imageSettlement Collection: Catalhoyuk (Catal Hoyuk and Catal Huyuk) - a very large Neolithic

Catalhoyuk (Catal Hoyuk and Catal Huyuk) - a very large Neolithic and Chalcolithic proto-city settlement in southern Anatolia, which existed from approximately 7100 BC to 5700 BC

Background imageSettlement Collection: Beesands, Devon

Beesands, Devon
Beesands - a small settlement located midway between Hallsands and Torcross on the coast of Start Bay in South Devon, England. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageSettlement Collection: Main Street - Yorktown, Virginia, USA

Main Street - Yorktown, Virginia, USA Date: circa 1901



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"From Plymouth to Valkenswaard: Tracing the Footsteps of Settlement" Step back in time to 1620, as the Mayflower passengers bravely land at Plymouth, Massachusetts. Witness their resilience and determination that would shape a nation. Immerse yourself in history with "The First Thanksgiving, " a captivating oil painting by Jennie A. Brownscombe. Feel the warmth and gratitude shared among the settlers in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Explore Samuel de Champlain's map of Port St. Louis from 1605, which later became the renowned settlement of Plymouth, Massachusetts. Marvel at how this humble beginning transformed into an iconic destination. Discover Gracehill in Ballymena, where a sense of community thrives amidst picturesque landscapes. Experience the spirit that has endured for generations. Travel further south to Virginia and delve into Captain John Smith's detailed map from 1612. Uncover the rich history behind this early settlement and its impact on American society. Witness another pivotal moment as Mayflower passengers make landfall at Plymouth Rock in 1620. Stand upon these hallowed grounds where dreams took root and new beginnings were forged. Journey across continents to Hawes in Wensleydale within Yorkshire Dales National Park, England. Admire its charming village atmosphere while reflecting on centuries-old settlements that have stood the test of time. Escape to Hope Town on Elbow Cay within Abaco Islands, Bahamas – a remarkable two-century-old settlement steeped in Bahamian culture and heritage. Let its vibrant colors and welcoming spirit captivate your soul. Experience Rocamadour along El Camino de Santiago at dusk; this pilgrimage town exudes an ethereal beauty that has attracted seekers for centuries. Sense the profound significance it holds for those who seek solace or spiritual enlightenment. Delve into Anne Hutchinson's trial during Boston's early years in 1637 through Edwin Austin Abbey's wood engraving.