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Plimoth Patuxet Museums Awarded Grant from Americana Corner

Funds will assist the Museum in sharing the stories of the United States’ founding era

Plymouth, Massachusetts (March 12, 2024) – Plimoth Patuxet Museums announces that it has recently been awarded $10,000 from Americana Corner’s Preserving America Grant Program.

The awarded grant funds will be used for the acquisition of reproduction items and materials needed to update the 17th-Century English Village’s palisade. “We are so grateful to have received this support from Americana Corner,” said Tom Begley, the Museum’s Deputy Director of Research and Public Engagement. “This grant will enable us to deepen the living history experience in the 17th-Century English Village and enrich the immersive quality of the exhibit. New programs will help visitors better understand historical lifeways of the period.”

Americana Corner Logo: Americana Corner Preserving America Grant.

Voted in 2024 as the Nation’s best open air museum, Plimoth Patuxet has welcomed millions of people since its founding more than 75 years ago. A leader in the field of living history, the Museum’s exhibits, programs, and events continue to reflect a commitment to innovation and scholarship in telling the stories of the 17th century in all their complexity.

Americana Corner, founded in 2020 by Tom Hand as an online resource to help others rediscover America’s founding story and first century of expansion, has awarded 121 organizations more than $1.4 million in grant funds through its Preserving America grant program. To see the full list of grant recipients, visit

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.