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Plimoth Patuxet Museums Among Top Virtual Field Trips for Homeschoolers

Recognition by Twinkl Education Company

Plimoth Patuxet Museums is pleased to announce that it has been listed among the top virtual field trips for homeschoolers by the Twinkl Education Company, an international online educational publishing house.

“For over 75 years, tens of thousands of educators and students have made their annual visit to Plimoth Patuxet Museums,” notes Hilary Goodnow, Director of Education & Community Outreach. “Virtual field trips can make history come alive just as vividly as onsite visits, and we`re expanding our educational outreach into new digital spaces to engage more learners and spark their imaginations.”

Building on more than a decade of successful virtual field trip collaborations with Scholastic Publishing, this fall Plimoth Patuxet Museums will premiere a new suite of virtual outreach programs for K12, youth, and family learners including “Wampanoag— People of the Dawn,” on October 6 and November 3rd, “Colonial First Families: New Worlds & Everyday Lives,” on October 10 and November 7, and “Fact or Fiction: Investigate the First Thanksgiving,” on November 13.

“To be recognized by Twinkl Education Company for our virtual outreach programs speaks to the Museum’s long-standing commitment to engaging learners of all ages where they are - onsite, online, and in their learning spaces and to our educational mission,” said Goodnow. Twinkl provides educators across the world with high-quality, trusted teaching and learning resources that are written and vetted by their team of experienced educators. Read the full list of top virtual field trips for homeschoolers here.

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.