UNON — Union Historical Society presents a Mayflower Quadricentennial program on Wednesday, November 3, at 7 p.m., in the Old Town House.
Jeff Nims tells the story of Stephen Hopkins who left a wife and three children to sail to Jamestown in 1609 aboard the Sea Venture. A hurricane nearly sank the vessel which was driven ashore on Bermuda. All 150 passengers and crew survived on the island for 10 months during which Hopkins was arrested for mutiny and then pardoned. He then sailed to Jamestown in one of two pinnaces built from remains of the ship.
Hopkins returned to England in 1616 after his wife died and sailed four years later on the Mayflower with a new wife and three children, becoming chief diplomat to the Wampanoag tribe.
A brief annual meeting will precede the program. Masks must be worn.