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As we approach the 400th anniversary of the First Thanksgiving, there are in living history many events and opportunities where members of the GSMD are encouraged to dress like a pilgrim and don Pilgrim Appropriate Attire. However, we have a major problem when it comes to Dressing Like a Pilgrim. The public image of what the Pilgrims wore is based on old images from the 19th century and early 20th century that are historically incorrect.

Explore the Mayflower Society House!

To enhance guest experiences and to share the tour with our members far and wide, the Mayflower Society House museum in downtown Plymouth has launched a user-friendly audio tour through UniGuide!

Created by the General Society of Mayflower Descendants and UniGuide, a free smartphone app, the Mayflower Society House tour is now one of hundreds of audio tours all across the United States but the first house museum to utilize this technology in Plymouth. Now, when patrons visit the Mayflower Society House, they will have a choice of the UniGuide tour or a docent-guided tour. The two tours are available during museum hours from 11 AM until 4 PM Thursday through Sunday and are included in your admission price. 

“Each tour option offers its own set of benefits. As 2020 approaches and people from all over the world come to Plymouth, we considered how to broaden what we can offer to cater to as many different visitors as we can.” GSMD Executive Director Susan Belekewicz explained, “This audio tour will open up so many doors for us in terms of accessibility, and at the same time, most of our docents have over 10 years of experience on the Mayflower House grounds. Depending on what you prefer, it’s really the best of both worlds.”

The audio tour was donated to the General Society of Mayflower Descendants by Vlad Andreev, CEO of UniGuide. As technology evolves, it is thanks to generous donations like this that we have the ability to carry on the Pilgrim legacy into future generations. 

Listen to our Audio Tour now: 

 

Register now for 2019, 2020, or 2021 to ride in the Thanksgiving parade in Plymouth, MA!

There are still a few outstanding members of the Society of Mayflower Descendants in the U.K. and Europe who have yet to authorize me to hold your contact details and to authorize the Society to contact you by email, telephone, correspondence, and/or Skype.

General Society of Mayflower Descendants is looking for genealogy researchers to work with our Silver Books.

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