Timeline for Recognition

The grand opening of Passanageset Park at Broad Meadows Marsh in June of 2015 marked the first official recognition of Passanageset and a major milestone in the Passanageset Project. The timeline below shows the progression of the effort to recognize Passanageset. As indicated by the timeline, many people contributed their time and knowledge to the effort. The timeline ends with the grand opening of the park, but work on the project continues!

 

SEPTEMBER 2013

  • Field trip to New Bedford Whaling Museum
  • Mr. Adams’ history assignment (post field trip)
  • Meeting with Mr. Ed Fitzgerald, Director of Quincy Historical Society
  • BMMS idea board
  • Passanageset proposal


OCTOBER 2013

  • Ellen Berkland, DCR Archaeologist, presents on 1999 find at Caddy Park
  • Meeting with Dr. Rick DeCristofaro, Superintendent of Quincy Public Schools
  • Research assistance from reference librarians at TCPL


NOVEMBER 2013

  • Letter to Margaret LaForest, Ward 1 Quincy City Councilor
  • Letter to William Delahunt, retired U.S. Congressman

FEBRUARY 2014

  • Meeting with Anawon Weedon of the Wampanoag Tribe


MARCH 2014

  • Meeting with Feather on the Moon, Gil Soloman, Sachem of the Massachusett Tribe
  • J.F.K. Make A Difference Award

Gil Soloman


APRIL 2014

  • Presentation to Quincy School Committee
  • Meeting with Quincy Mayor Tom Koch and Chris Cassani, Executive Director of Parks and Forestry Department

School Committee

Quincy Mayor Tom Koch

Chris Cassani, Executive Director of Parks and Forestry Department


MAY 2014

  • Meeting with Wendy Gendron, NAE Planning Study Manager, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Presentation at Quincy Park and Recreation Board

 


JUNE 2014

  • Meeting with Marc Piava, New England District’s Archaeologist and Tribal Liaison, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Letters with Passanageset proposal sent to interested parties

 


JULY 2014

  • Meeting with Kevin McBride, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Connecticut
  • Visit to Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center
  • Story of History Girls’ efforts published in Yankee Engineer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, July 2014

 


AUGUST 2014

  • Start meeting regularly with Nanaweeta, Ren Green, and her son Strong Medicine, of the Massachusett Tribe
  • Story of History Girls’ efforts published online:
  • Indian Country, Today Media Network.com: http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2014/08/09/history-girls-propose-native-site-recognition-passanageset-knoll-156253
  • U.S. Army: http://www.army.mil/article/131130/_History_Girls__propose_Native_American_Site_recognition_of_Passanageset_Knoll/

 


SEPTEMBER 2014

  • Attend Nokomo (“naming ceremony”) at Moswetuset Hummock

 


OCTOBER 2014

  • Participate in DCR archaeology program at Caddy Park


DECEMBER 2014

  • Work on text for Passanageset signage

 


FEBRUARY 2015

  • Meeting with Chris Rooney of Quincy Parks Department and Ed Fitzgerald of Quincy Historical Society to discuss Passanageset signage

 


MAY 2015

  • DCR Preservation Month program called “In the Footsteps of the First People.”
  • Finalize Passanageset signage


JUNE 2015

  • Grand Opening of Passanageset Park at Broad Meadows Marsh