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National Native American Heritage Month

November is National Native American Heritage Month

November is National Native American Heritage Month. The month is a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories, and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native People.

For more than half-a-century, Plimoth Patuxet Museums has invited guests to learn through its collections, programs, and living history sites about the Indigenous heritage of the Northeast and culture that continues today.

Throughout this time, Indigenous knowledge keepers and artisans have shared their craft, traditions, and history with millions of people from all over the world. The Museum is grateful to them for enriching the understanding of our shared past.

About Plimoth Patuxet

Through powerful personal experiences of history, Plimoth Patuxet tells the stories of the Wampanoag people and the English colonists who created a new society – in collaboration and in conflict – in the 1600s. Major exhibits include Mayflower, the historic Patuxet Wampanoag Homesite, the 17th-Century English Village, and the Plimoth Grist Mill. Located less than an hour’s drive south of Boston, and 15 minutes north of Cape Cod, the Museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week. A private, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational institution, the Museum is supported by admission fees, donations, memberships, and revenue from a variety of educational programming, dining and gift shops. Plimoth Patuxet is a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate and receives support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, private foundations, corporations, and local businesses. For more information, visit Follow the Museum on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and Mayflower on Facebook and Instagram.