Americas Museum of Pilgrim Possessions
I have personally wanted to visit this museum for many years after knowing a friend who had visited there a few years ago. Billed as the oldest continuing operated museum in America being built in 1824. I have visited their website and found it to be a very useful website with many features that can help a researcher gain ideas and understanding if descendants of Pilgrims. On Thursday why not kick back after eating some Turkey and visit this wonderful website and see what they may have and maybe plan a visit there with your Society?
Sharing a page from the About Us page at: Pilgrim Hall Museum
“The mission of the Pilgrim Society and Pilgrim Hall Museum is to achieve worldwide awareness of the Pilgrims’ significance as an enduring narrative of America’s founding.”
Welcome to Pilgrim Hall Museum! The Pilgrim Society was founded in 1820 to preserve Plymouth’s unique history, and in 1824, opened the doors of Pilgrim Hall Museum to the public. It is the oldest continuously operating public museum in the country and America’s museum of Pilgrim possessions. Pilgrim Hall’s extraordinary collection of 17th century artifacts, some of which actually came on the Mayflower, illuminates the story of early Plymouth Colony. It’s an intimate story of families, of differing cultures, and of struggle, sacrifice, courage, and perseverance. In many ways, it’s the story of the founding of America.
I invite you to explore our website, learn about our exhibits and programs, and investigate the truly fascinating, complex, and even surprising history of the Pilgrims. I hope you will be inspired to visit Plymouth and Pilgrim Hall Museum for yourself – there’s no better way to experience this remarkable episode of America’s beginnings.
Donna D. Curtin, PhD Executive Director
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When’s the “Big Day?”
Thanksgiving is the 4th Thursday in November. This year, Thanksgiving will be celebrated on Thursday, November 24, 2016.
From the Thanksgiving of 1621 to the Thanksgiving of today, learn all about our favorite holiday:
- What happened in 1621? Read the 17th century descriptions by those who were there.
- Evolution of Thanksgiving
- Thanksgiving “Over There” & America’s Armed Forces
- Thanksgiving by the (Cook)Book
- Thanksgiving a la carte: The 100 Year Old Tradition of Dining Out at Thanksgiving
- More Thanksgiving Recipes from America’s Past
- Home to Thanksgiving!
- Over the River and Through the Woods…
- The Great American Turkey
- Giving Thanks: The Religious roots of Thanksgiving
- Thanksgiving and the New England Pie
- New England Child’s Thanksgiving
- From Sea to Shining Sea: Thanksgiving Becomes a National Holiday
- To Market, To Market
- Thanksgiving Touchdown
- The Godmother of Thanksgiving: The Story of an Indomitable New England Lady, Sarah Josepha Hale
Love Thanksgiving? Spend it in the town where it all began!
Pilgrim Hall Museum is open on Thanksgiving Day!
Please take time to visit the website Pilgrim Hall Museum