Public History of King Philip’s War: A Panel Discussion, October 17

On Sunday October 17 at 2:30 pm the Wayland Historical Society, the Wayland Free Public Library and the First Parish in Wayland invite you to a program: Public History of King Philip’s War: A Panel Discussion. This will be a virtual program.  You must register in order to receive a Zoom link for the program.   Please register here:

“The Sudbury Fight,” “King Philip’s Woods,” “Metacomet Way.” What comes to mind when you hear these terms and place names? What really was King Philip’s War and how do we understand it’s significance in our history?  The panel discussion will address the history and impact of the violence, how it has been remembered through memorials and markers, and recent efforts to center a Native American perspective in our public memory of King Philip’s War.  


Panelists include:

Marty Blatt, professor and former Director of the Northeastern Public History Program, and veteran National Park Service historian;

Felicia Bartley, Brown University Graduate Student and Public Humanities Fellow for Native American and Indigenous Studies;

Christine DeLucia, Williams College History Professor and author of Memory Lands: King Philip’s War and the Place of Violence in the Northeast;

Larissa Nez, Brown University Graduate Student in Public Humanities and Proctor for the “Reimagining New England Histories” at the Center for Study of Slavery and Justice.


Please join us for this important topic that will be illuminated by experts in their fields of study.




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