University of Illinois Extension

Thanksgiving Links

The First Thanksgiving The First Thanksgiving

Bring history to life as students explore "The First Thanksgiving" learning adventure.

Investigating the First Thanksgiving Investigating the First Thanksgiving

Interactive investigation of the first Thanksgiving: What really happened?

History of Thanksgiving History of Thanksgiving

Find out what the Pilgrims really ate at the first Thanksgiving dinner.

Plimoth on Web Plimoth on Web

Plimoth Plantation: The Living History Museum of 17th Century Plimoth

The Pilgrim Story The Pilgrim Story

Learn all about the Pilgrims.

Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation (1863) Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation (1863)

Abraham Lincoln's proclamation making the last Thursday of November a day of Thanksgiving.