On the Road to the Mayflower with Authors Karen Rinaldo & Kevin M. Doyle

Wednesday, October 18, 2023 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm


Join us for On the Road to the Mayflower - a special presentation with local authors Karen Rinaldo and Kevin M. Doyle that provides a prequel to their book In the Wake of the Mayflower. This author talk and multimedia presentation will be on Wednesday October 18th at 6:30pm at the Sandwich Public Library. Books will be for sale at the event. The authors will be signing copies after their presentation. This is a free, in person event and registration is requested. You can register HERE or by calling Titcomb's Bookshop at 508-888-2331

"On the Road to the Mayflower " is a prequel to the authors' popular presentation "In the Wake of the Mayflower" where the authors recount the challenges and accomplishments of the 53 survivors of the voyage that shaped the course of Colonial and Indigenous history. Before the pilgrims arrived on these shores, religious persecution of the "Separatists" suffered in England inspired their pilgrimage to Holland for 12 years before continuing their journey to "the New World." Authors Karen Rinaldo and Kevin Doyle's research led them to "walk in the footsteps of the Pilgrims," traveling to Holland in the spring of 2022. They will be sharing photographs of the landscape that has endured for over 700 years. This photographic journey will have you walk beside them, along the canals, past the timeless row houses, and through the historic sites that the Pilgrims saw daily in Holland.



This engaging history of the Mayflower adventure ties many ends together. Why did the Pilgrims leave Holland? Who was Samoset? Why did Squanto learn to speak English? Why was Massasoit so friendly and yet his son launched King Philip's War? What happened at "The First Encounter"? How did Eastham come into being? Why does Nauset Light have a red top? What became of the Nausets and the Wampanoag nation?

Two lovers of history bring the stories to life through text and picture. Easy to follow vignettes make the history enjoyable. The montages of Cape Cod towns give a quick and visual history of the numerous places and events that have shaped Cape Cod history for 400 years! 

Includes visual guides to explore the history of Provincetown, Truro, Wellfleet, Eastham, Orleans, Yarmouth, Chatham, Harwich, and Dennis, as well as Barnstable, Falmouth, Sandwich, Bourne, Brewster, and Mashpee - all the 15 towns that comprise Cape Cod - while you follow In the Wake of the Mayflower

"A fun, well researched book brimming with local history. You'll find many surprises here of lesser known history in a very readable style." - Michael Tougias, Author of The Finest Hours and Overboard



Karen Rinaldo is an artist and visual historian who was commissioned in 1994 to paint an accurate portrayal of "The First Thanksgiving"  that Scholastic Books selected as a "masterpiece" to teach American history. The Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian along with the local Wampanoag Tribe also cite the scene as authentic.  That became the wellspring of the book she co-authored with Kevin M. Doyle, a retired combat veteran, Revolutionary War historian, and author of many articles on vignettes in history that deserve to be remembered.  Both authors live on Cape Cod and are active in historical associations.

Event address: 
Sandwich Public Library
142 Main Street
Sandwich, MA 02563