Wampanoag Studies

New Anglo-American Scholarship Fund Recipient Studies Wampanoag Culture

A scholar at the University of Plymouth in England was the first recipient  of a new Anglo-American Scholarship established to strengthen Anglo-American relations thought academia.

Dr. Helen Cunningham was the scholarship winner and focused her studies on the Wampanoag culture and  its monetary system. Her findings are being used to help develop an exhibition about the Wampanoag people that is being staged at the Box Museum in Plymouth, England in 2020.

“We hope that this is the first of many awards,” said Randal Charlton, the president of the Charlton Foundation, the non-profit group behind the new scholarship fund.  He added, “This fund is set up to honor Warwick Charlton, an Englishman who was passionate about the importance of building and strengthening Anglo American relations.”

“In 1957 my father, who was a man of modest means, somehow raised the funds needed to build a replica of the Mayflower. He then sailed on the ship from Plymouth, England to Plymouth, Massachusetts and gave it to the American people.  He created and gave this extraordinary gift to the American people for their support in two world wars and for what he saw as their critical role is supporting freedom and democracy around the world.  He had always dreamed of this scholarship.”

The Charlton Foundation is looking for partners to expand the scholarship fund.  They are seeking groups that share the vision of building strong and enduring Anglo American relations.  “My father believed that the contributions of the Wampanoag Nation were never fully understood and valued.  Their support and sacrifice laid the foundation for the  future United States. “

To learn more about The Charlton Foundation  go to their website www. www.CharltonFoundation.org.