Sept. 24, 2018: Walk–Early Quakers & Wampanoag of Sandwich


L to R: Marcus Hendricks & Todd Kelley (photo courtesy of Liz Scalzo)

On Monday, Sept. 24th, join a new walk sponsored by Harwich Conservation Trust and Sandwich Conservation Trust led by twelfth-generation Cape Codder Todd Kelley and Marcus Hendricks of Wampanoag and Nipmuc heritage.  Along the way they will share many stories of insight into Native life on Cape Cod from before European contact through early settlement and establishment of “old Cape” Quaker families.

Walk Description:
Learn about the early Quaker seedbed of Sandwich, which propagated out across Cape Cod. It seemed the land itself was predisposed to the Quaker movement as it got its foothold in the houses of the first settler families. The early missionaries were non-violent revolutionaries armed only with a book that took their message of religious tolerance directly into Puritan Boston. They repeatedly walked straight into the fire of religious restraint. The Quakers and the Wampanoag share an unbroken agreement arising from mutual social persecution and jeopardy to life during the seventeenth century. As severe persecution eased, Quakers on Cape Cod peacefully coexisted with the Wampanoag in mutual support. Explore the bonds of this unbroken agreement.    

Cost: $20 per person
Time: 10:00 a.m. – noon
Day/date: Monday, September 24, 2018
Rain date: Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Walk Distance: 1.5 miles

Please click here to register (pay) by credit card.

Location:  Sandwich
You will receive directions to the meeting place with your reservation confirmation email.

Helpful info.:
Please bring walking/hiking shoes, layers, and water. This walk is recommended for ages 12 and up.

Please email Michael Lach at