Friday, May 26, 2017
Lecture Series - Pilgrims in American Literature with Dr. Kari Miller
7PM, No charge
“The Pilgrim story is at the heart of the American story. It’s the idea that anyone can come here looking for a fresh start, where they can carve their own path based on their own values and beliefs, and where, if they work hard enough, they can be successful.
But the Pilgrims who came here in 1620 might be surprised to know that’s how they are seen today. How did that story develop and change over the centuries? It was not just through the history books. American writers imagined the story of the Pilgrims and Puritans in historical fiction, and their work is just as influential, if not more so, than the historians in shaping our understanding of their contributions to American life.
This project explores those long-forgotten novels and works of literature and tries to explain how they shaped the story of the Pilgrims and the Puritans into the one we know today.”
For more information, visit Kari Miller’s website: www.inventingthepilgrims.com
Stay tuned for more events soon!
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Music of the Pilgrims and Beyond
Colonial music concert with David and Ginger Hildebrand of the Colonial Music Institute in Severna Park, Maryland
1:30 PM, $20
Reservations are strongly suggested. Please email ExecutiveAsst@theMayflowerSociety to secure your spot.
David and Ginger began concertizing together professionally in 1980, turning their focus in 1985 to researching, performing, and recording colonial music. More recently they have added programs on American music of the War of 1812. The Hildebrands present concerts and educational programs throughout the country for museums, historical societies, national and state historic parks, and universities.
For more information, visit the Hildebrand’s website: www.colonialmusic.org/
Saturday, May 13, 2017
House opens for 2017 season
Daily, guided tours from May 13 until Oct. 31, 11 AM – 4 PM
- Adults: $7
- AAA members, Seniors (+62), Teens (13-18): $5
- Children 12 and under: FREE
- No charge for Active Duty Military, Retired Military, Plymouth Residents and GSMD Society members
Lecture Series - Benjamin Franklin in London with author George Goodwin
1PM, No charge
Goodwin's book will be for sale at this event.
“Benjamin Franklin in London is a completely new interpretation, focusing on Benjamin Franklin as a proud Briton, both before and during his more than fifteen years in London that was brought to an abrupt end in March 1775. It was only then that Franklin gave up hope of the change of government that could have kept the American colonies in the British Empire.
Told with with and verve, Benjamin Franklin in London highlights the daily life and devoted social circle of this great polymath – the 18th century equivalent of Leonardo da Vinci – in the hustle and bustle of the greatest city in the World.
Benjamin Franklin in London reveals a man of shifting identities, a ‘chess player’, who in the 1760s considered staying in Britain forever, then in the 1770s became one of its most formidable enemies, before a final twist in the 1780s enabled him to achieve a reconciliation with a peace negotiated with men he knew so very well.”
For more information, visit George Goodwin’s website: www.georgegoodwin.com/benjamin-franklin-in-london/
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Pirates Ashore in Plymouth
10 AM – 4 PM, Event is held outside and free, The Mayflower Society House will be open for tours with normal admission prices, Rain-date: Sunday, May 21, 2017
A unique event unlike any others in downtown Plymouth, Pirates Ashore in Plymouth is an exciting, educational, all-day reenactment of the visit of three pirate ships to Plymouth in May of 1646 as described in Governor William Bradford’s “Of Plimoth Plantation”.
For more information, click here: www.themayflowersociety.org/piratesashore