June, 2009

School’s Out, Come See Us!

June 24th, 2009 by admin

Our friend Rick Knight iis a heck of a photogtapher. Here’s a little montage he put together. If you haven’t been here, when you coming to see us? If you have, y’all come back. Check out Rick’s work

Correction for the wedding date

June 22nd, 2009 by admin

Oops, I goofed. The Hicks/Bangs wedding is this Saturday, June 27th. See you all there (and spice cake, did I mention spice cake?)

Join us on Flickr!

June 13th, 2009 by admin

If any of you have photos that you have saved from your visits to Plimoth Plantation and would like to share them with others, please feel free to join us at our Flickr group and upload them to Plimoth Plantation Flickr Group.

In the near future we will expanding our online presence by using FaceBook, Youtube, and Twitter more.

Wedding Announcement- Saturday, June 27th, 1627

June 12th, 2009 by admin

Before every wedding, in Pilgrim times, the Banns were read. This amounts to a notice that announced the wedding and called for examinations of the bride and groom’s character.

“I, William Braford, publish the Banns of marriage between Edward Bangs of New Plimoth and Lydia Hicks of New Plimoth. If any know cause or just impedement, why these two persons should not be joined in Matrimony, ye are to declare it.”

10:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Hailing from London, where he was a leather dresser, Robert Hickes arrived in Plimoth Colony in 1621, on the ship called Fortune. His wife and family, including daughter Lydia came in 1623 on the Anne. Four years later, Lydia found love in Plimoth Colony…

Today, Robert and Margaret Hickes request the honor of your presence at the wedding of their daughter Lydia Hickes to Edward Bangs. The mock-ceremony will be held in the English Village at 2:30 in the afternoon. However, visitors are invited to join the festivities all day long, from decorating the bridal chamber to merrymaking at the Bride-ale (wedding feast). Also, meet Native wedding guests, who have traveled to New Plimoth to show their support for the new couple.


The Year Was 1957…

June 11th, 2009 by admin

…when a 180 tun bark called by her shipwright, Stuart Upham, the Mayflower II, sailed out of Brixham, England on her historic voyage to Plymouth, Massachusetts. Please join us when we welcome and honor Joe Meany, an American who served as ship’s cabin boy on that proud vessel.

Hear ye, Hear ye

Visitors are invited to join museum staff for this full day celebration and
personal reminiscences of the remarkable 1957 voyage from England to
America. Come meet a 1957 Crew Member, Joe Meany, the American Cabin Boy of
Mayflower II, and hear his humorous stories, including how the crew
surprised him by secretly planning a shipboard graduation for him to replace
the official high school ceremony we was missing while at sea. Joe’s wife
Ann will also join us to share stories about how she ended up with Felix,
the Mayflower II kitten and mascot. At 10 am and 3 pm, meet Peter Arenstam,
current Mayflower II Captain
and a children’s book author, who will read
from his book Felix and His Mayflower II Adventures. Additional celebration,
and enjoyable activities for children will go on throughout the day. It is
family fun for everyone!

A Community Service in honor of Felix The Mayflower II Kitten
On this day dedicated to Mayflower II, we ask our guests to help the Friends
of Plymouth Pound (a no-kill shelter), by donating a can of cat or dog food.
All guest donate the pet food will receive a free picture of the 1957
Mayflower II crew, as well as a discount of $4 off adult and $2 off child
combination tickets to Plimoth Plantation and Mayflower II.


(photo by Garrettc on Flickr)

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