RARE 1627 PILGRIM JOHN ALDEN HOUSE RELICS PERFECT FOR MAYFLOWER DESCENDANT For Sale
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RARE 1627 PILGRIM JOHN ALDEN HOUSE RELICS PERFECT FOR MAYFLOWER DESCENDANT:
ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY TO OWN (2) RELIC PAPERWEIGHTS CONTAINING BRICK FROM THE JOHN ALDEN HOUSE WHICH WAS BUILT IN 1627 IN DUXBURY, MA. THESE PAPERWEIGHT RELICS WILL COME WITH THE JOHN ALDEN HOUSE BOOK WHICH WAS PUBLISHED IN 1938.THE JOHN ALDEN HOUSE IS NOW (AS OF OCTOBER 6, 2008) A PROTECTED NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK AND NO OTHER RELICS WILL EVER BE ISSUED!!!THE RELIC PAPERWEIGHTS WERE ISSUED IN 1976 BY THE DEGENHART PAPERWEIGHT MUSEUM IN OHIO. A DESCENDANT OF JOHN & PRISCILLA (MULLINS) ALDEN BROUGHT THE MUSEUM A BRICK FROM THE ORIGINAL JOHN ALDEN HOUSE AND HAD IT MADE INTO PAPERWEIGHT RELICS.PLEASE SEE PHOTOS!!! THESE ITEMS ARE PERFECT FOR ANY MAYFLOWER DESCENDANT OR PEOPLE WHO HAVE AN INTEREST IN EARLY AMERICAN HISTORY!!! PERFECT TO CELEBRATE 400TH ANNIVERSARY OF PILGRIM HISTORY (1620-2020)!!!MEASUREMENT: EACH OF THE TWO PAPERWEIGHT RELICS ARE 3" INCHES IN DIAMETER. WEIGHT: 1) 1LB 5.5 OZ & 2) 1LB 7.7 OZCONDITION: GOOD VINTAGE CONDITION. PLEASE SEE PHOTOS!!!
TheJohn and Priscilla Alden Family Sitesis aNational Historic Landmarkconsisting of two separate properties States. Both properties are significant for their association withJohn Alden, one of the settlers of thePlymouth Colonywho came to North America on board theMayflower, and held numerous posts of importance in the colony. Alden and his relationship withPriscilla Mullinswere memorialized byHenry Wadsworth LongfellowinThe Courtship of Miles Standish, a fictionalizednarrative poemthat made the story a piece of American folklore.
One of the two properties contains the archaeological remains of the house John Alden built c. 1630, and is also significant in the field of historical archaeology as the mature field work ofRoland W. Robbins(1908–1987), an early historical archaeologist. It is on land owned by the Town of Duxbury. On the second property stands a house which was traditionally dated to c. 1653 as a work by Alden, but is, by forensic analysis, judged to have been built around 1700, probably by John Alden's grandson. This property has been under the continuous ownership of the Alden family; it is now managed by a family foundation as ahistoric house museum.Alden House Historic SiteAlden House in 1904
The Alden House Historic Site is ahouse museumthat was purportedly home to John and Priscilla Alden. It is located at 105 Alden Street inDuxbury, Massachusetts. Family tradition held that the house was built in 1653 as the second home of John and Priscilla Alden. In 2003,dendrochronologicaland architectural analysis of the structure suggests that it was built c. 1700, after John and Priscilla were deceased.
Alden was ship'scooperon theMayflowerwho arrived inPlymouthin 1620 and later moved to Duxbury. Although not aPilgrimhimself, he was an important figure throughout the period of thePlymouth Colony. This house may have used materials from Alden's earlier house which was nearby.Recognition
The sites were listed on theNational Register of Historic Placesin 1978,and were declared aNational Historic Landmarkon October 6, 2008.