News & Events
This past week, a group of undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in UMass-Boston's Summer Field School at the Fiske Center for Archaeological Research have been doing surveys and shovel tests on the Mayflower Society House property. Directed by Dr. David Landon and Dr. Christa Beranek, the Field School is now in its 5th year in Plymouth, and is part of an ongoing effort to locate as much evidence of the 17th Century community as possible.
Dr. Jeremy Dupertuis Bangs was named as a Knight of the Order of Oranje-Nassau by King Willem-Alexander. On "Koningsdag", the King's Birthday celebration in The Netherlands on April 27th, the Mayor of Leiden, Henri Lenferink, presented Dr. Bangs with this knighthood (called in Dutch an "onderscheiding" in the rank of "ridder").
Sandra Sauers, the Houston Colony Educational Chairman of Texas Society of Mayflower Descendants, sent a fantastic idea to the GSMD Junior Committee this week about what they have done to promote Pilgrims in schools. The Pilgrim Mini Museum Box is the perfect addition to a classroom where the students know about Thanksgiving - but do not have too much knowledge of the Pilgrims themselves.