Naming Opportunities- Inspiring the Future

Through these select naming opportunities, your gift to support Illuminate the Past, Inspire the Future will have a tangible impact on Plimoth Plantation’s mission—to offer powerful personal encounters with history built on thorough research about the Wampanoag People and Colonial English community in the 1600’s.

 Individuals, families, businesses, and corporations can name various features of the museum in their names or in honor of someone special in their lives. In addition to the partial list here, Development department staff are always available to work with individual donors to create specialized opportunities for personally meaningful recognition.

Gifts of $3,000,000 +

  • The Museum Visitor Center
  • The Museum Research Library and Archives
  • Endowed Position*- Executive Director

Gifts of $2,000,000 +

  • The Plimoth Plantation Craft Center
  • The Center for 17th-Century Colonial and Native New England Studies (campaign initiative)

Gifts of $1,000,000 +

  • Mayflower II Waterfront Exhibit Gallery
  • The Plimoth Plantation Craft Center Education Pavilion
  • The Visitor Center Welcome Lobby
  • A Bridge To the Past; Native Exhibit and Staff Support Building (campaign initiative)
  • Endowed Position*- Director of Maritime Preservation and Operations

Gifts of $500,000 +

  • Maritime Restoration Workshop
  • Museum Visitor Center Orientation Theater
  • Museum Visitor Center Exhibit Gallery
  • Museum Visitor Center Courtyard
  • Museum Visitor Center Dining and Event Hall

Gifts of $250,000+

  • Mayflower II Program and Exhibit, ship’s boat
  • Mayflower II Program and Exhibit,  ship’s shallop
  • Plimoth Plantation Craft Center Exhibit Gallery
  • Rare and Heritage Breeds Program
  • Conference Room within the Center for 17th-Century Colonial and Native Studies (campaign initiative)

Gifts of $100,000+

  • Education and Field Trip Classroom (3 naming opportunities available)
  • Craft Center Garden Exhibit and Courtyard
  • Endowment: Visiting Scholar* (supports postgraduate students doing research in the Museum’s collection and library)
  • Endowment: Graduate Fellowships* (supports graduate students to conduct advanced research in the Museum’s collection and library)

*Named Endowment Funds in support of key staff positions will ensure that Plimoth Plantation continues to attract and retain the best leadership and talent in the history museum field – people who will build on the excellent reputation for which the Museum is known. Named, endowed positions may be created with gifts or pledges starting at $100,000. Funds are invested in perpetuity. The Museum dedicates the fund earnings to support the work associated with the position, and areas of greatest opportunity or need.