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Media Alert: Plimoth Patuxet Museums Offers Lineup of Fall-Into-Winter Programs and Events

A variety of seasonally-inspired activities for visitors of all ages

Excitement is in the air as Plimoth Patuxet Museums announces a special lineup of fall and winter programs and events:

1621 in the 17th-Century English Village

Beginning Sunday, November 5, through Sunday, November 26, Plimoth Patuxet will turn the wheel of time backwards in the 17th-Century English Village moving from the year 1627 to the eve of the 1621 Harvest Feast now known as the First Thanksgiving. With this change in year comes a new opportunity to showcase the Pilgrims at very different stages of their lives. For example, in 1627, Priscilla Alden had been married for six years and had two children. In 1621, she was newly married and surviving the tragic loss of her father, mother, and brother during the First Winter.

With this change in time, Museum guests will experience Plymouth Colony and the Wampanoag Homeland in a new way. They will have the opportunity to help the English harvest the last of their crops and prepare for the three days of feasting with sachem Massasoit Ousamequin, the almost 100 Pokanoket men traveling with him, and the Native families living opposite the Pilgrims on Town Brook. Guests will enjoy conversations about life in the early Plymouth and about the diplomatic relations between Wampanoag communities and the Mayflower passengers. Celebrate the spirit of New England in the fall.

Plimoth Patuxet Museums Presents – Jan Brett's 2023 Winter Wonderland Tour

Acclaimed best-selling children's book author and illustrator, Jan Brett, launches her first national book tour in four years at Plimoth Patuxet Museums on Friday, November 24th. Author of over forty picture books with more than forty-four million in print, Brett is renowned for her exquisite art which is universally recognized as being among the finest in children's books today. Her detailed and iconic illustrations are often inspired by her many extensive research expeditions whether it be to Norway, Botswana, Japan, or India. Brett will do a 20-30 minute drawing demonstration and presentation before hosting a book signing. Books will be for sale in the Museum's gift shop. Come experience this unique book launch -- which is combined with themed activities including seasonally-inspired cookies and a storybook walk through the Museum's fields to explore the way people and animals have kept warm through New England winters. Come meet sheep, goats, and pigs --some of the animals featured in Jan Brett's new Winter Wonderland Collection.

Plimoth Patuxet Winter Fine Arts & Craft Fair

From the acclaimed museum that brings the 17th century to life through creative expression and traditional lifeways, comes the Winter Fine Arts & Craft Fair at Plimoth Patuxet! Shop for handcrafted gifts from a variety of independent artists and makers, and watch hands-on demonstrations. Enjoy historically inspired holiday food and drink! Plimoth Patuxet's Visitor Center courtyard will be turned into a Winter Beer Garden, presented by Mayflower Brewing Company. Whether engaging in 17th century-inspired cheer, listening to a live musical performance, hopping on a merry hayride or enjoying hot cocoa by the fire, fairgoers of all ages will find this gathering a delightful way to celebrate the season in the quintessential New England way – just in time for the holidays!

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About Plimoth Patuxet

Plimoth Patuxet is one of the Nation’s foremost living history museums. Founded in 1947, the Museum creates engaging experiences of history built on thorough research about the Indigenous and European people who met along Massachusetts' historic shores of change in the 1600s. Immersive and educational encounters underscore the collaborations as well as the cultural clash and conflicts of the 17th-century people of this region. Major exhibits include the Historic Patuxet Homesite, the 17th-Century English Village, Mayflower II, and Plimoth Grist Mill. A private, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational institution, Plimoth Patuxet is supported by admission fees, donations, memberships, and revenue from a variety of educational programming, dining and gift shops. Plimoth Patuxet receives support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, private foundations, corporations, and local businesses. Located less than an hour’s drive south of Boston, and 15 minutes north of Cape Cod, the Museum is open daily from early spring through the Sunday after Thanksgiving. For more information, visit Follow the Museum on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.