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A motley crew wearing pilgrim style hats. (Public domain)

What’s The Deal With Those Silly Pilgrim Hats?

How did such a strange style become associated with America’s earliest European settlers?

We’ve all seen the hat before. It is black, has a conical upward piece with a flat top. The brim is round and wide. On the front there is adorned a simple buckle. This is the typical pilgrim hat. It makes its appearance every year in…




Exploring History is a publication about history. Instead of focusing on any particular time period of history, we explore anything about the past that helps our readers understand the world they live in today. We pay special attention to historiographical rigor and balance.

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