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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

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.