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This #GivingTuesday, give the gift of finding your Pilgrim Ancestors – what better gift is there than finding your family for the holidays? 

In honor of the 102 brave souls who made the Mayflower voyage in 1620, the Society fills our lawn with luminaries in commemoration during Plymouth 400's Illuminate Thanksgiving held on the weekend before the Thanksgiving holiday.

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We have asked our members to submit their own candles and will be sharing them in a ‘Digital Illumination’ throughout the night of Saturday, November 18, 2017, when Illuminate Thanksgiving takes place. Here are their submissions:

As we illuminate the Mayflower Society lawn in remembrance of the 102 brave souls who travelled on the Mayflower in 1620, we invite our members to join us in lighting your own candle in honor of your Pilgrim ancestor. 

This tradition of coming together in unity and sharing celebration is strong within our community - the first Thanksgiving in 1621 was a feast prompted by a good harvest and shared by the Pilgrims with a party of Wampanoag Indians!  To make the season of giving a little bit more special, the staff and several officers of the Mayflower Society have come together and collected our favorite recipes shared by our families. We will be posting single recipes on our Facebook and encouraging members and followers to share their own personal renditions. We will also be adding to this blog throughout the month of November, so please check back often!

The 41st Mayflower General Congress was a great success!

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