Plimoth Plantation

Plimouth Plantation.JPG, originally uploaded by marystrain.

I spent most of the day visiting Plimoth Plantation. I have been there many times and it has always been a good experience, but this time I was very impressed. The museum is making a real effort to present a more balanced and honest picture of the relationship between the Native People and the colonists. Now, in addition to the 1627 English village the museum also features a Wampanoag homesite. Native People staff this exhibit. They share aspects of Wampanoag culture, language, tradition and family life and describe the arrival of the English from their point of view.

Both the Native People and the interpreters in the English village were great with the kids visiting the museum, successfully engaging children as young as four and capturing the interest of teens.

Visit http://www.plimoth.org/ to learn more about Plimoth Plantation.

Also, I recommend Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War by Nathaniel Philbrick if you want to learn more about the period.

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2 thoughts on “Plimoth Plantation”

  1. Plimouth is a great place to learn about our nations early history. I’ve been there myself and found it to be a great experience. I’m glad to hear they are trying to present a more balanced picture of early Native/White relations, as they were friendly for quite some time at the beginning.

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