It’s that time of year again, when family and friends get together for that belly rubbing meal. Thanksgiving often brings our focus back to our founding families. We in Connecticut had our own early settlers. We had “New Nederland” roots right here, on our own shores. These settlers were here before the Pilgrims arrived.
Trade evolved right at the mouth of the Connecticut River, “Keviets Hook,” with European settlers and the natives trading, both men and women. Connecticut is sandwiched between two historically renown states, Massachusetts and New York and we get the short end of the stick. We are hardly aware of our “New Netherland Heritage.” Our first European arrivals were the Dutch!