The Mayflower, with eighteen women and eleven girls among its passengers, landed at Plymouth Rock in Massachusetts in 1620.
Mary Chilton was the first woman to step ashore.
Many of the women died during the first, bitterly cold winter, but all the girls survived.
Colonial women cooked their families’ meals over an open fire in a huge fireplace.
For baking, they used a tightly covered cast-iron kettle, known as a Dutch oven, which was hooked onto a crane and swung over the fire.