Plimoth Plantation announced the launch ofIlluminate the Past, Inspire the Future: The Campaign for Plimoth Plantation on October 3, 2017 at a beautifully crafted event that showcased various campaign projects and Museum initiatives. Guests enjoyed hors d’ oeuvres and a hot cider bar, signed trunnels that will be part of the restoration of Mayflower II, and participated in a Native stomp dance. Campaign supporters finished the evening’s celebration by participating in a warm, candle-lit outdoor party as Colonial role-players created an illuminated, living tableau in 17th-century reproduction houses.
A Warren Welcome
In late September 2017, trustee Marty Mugar hosted A Warren Welcome– an afternoon luncheon and immersive living history experience highlighting multiple generations of the Warren family to raise support and awareness of The 1670 Warren House Project. The event was narrated by one of Plimoth’s expert colonial roleplayers as she interpreted the life of 17th-century matriarch Elizabeth Warren. Attendees were invited to walk along with role players as the story unfolded, joining together for a final scene which depicted Elizabeth Warren reflecting on her life’s legacy.
Hometown Throwdown: Mayflower Brewing Company Chef Competition
As part of Plymouth Bay Arts Festival, Museum and campaign supporter Mayflower Brewing Company hosted the second annual Hometown Throwdown, a chef competition and celebration of brewing to support Plimoth’s Mayflower II Restoration Project.