Janesville talk focuses on Pilgrims

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

JANESVILLE--Rich and Ryan Masterson will talk about the Pilgrims, their struggle for religious freedom, their voyage of discovery and the establishment of the Congregational Church on Sunday, Nov. 24.

Rich Masterson taught history for two decades in Janesville, and his son Ryan has continued in the profession at Janesville's Craig High School. They will speak at the 10 a.m. service at First Congregational Church, 54 S. Jackson St.

Mary Masterson, Rich's wife and Ryan's mother, had ancestors on the Mayflower, which came to the United States in 1620. Mary and Ryan Masterson are related to 10 of the 41 signers of the famous Mayflower Compact, which became the basis for a democratic government.

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