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Join us for the Episode Five of our Plymouth 400 CONVERSATIONS series on PACTV (Plymouth Area Community Television)!  The program will air on March 25th and April 1st at 7:30PM on Comcast channel 13 and Verizon channel 43 in the towns of Plymouth, Duxbury, Kingston, and Pembroke. After the program airs, you can view the episode here.

Our guest for Episode 5 is D. Brenton Simons, President and CEO of American Ancestors and the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS), the founding genealogical institution in America. The NEHGS serves more than 350,000 members in 139 countries and millions of online users with 1.6 billion records at AmericanAncestors.org.

Simons will discuss the book, Of Plimoth Plantation by William Bradford: The 400th Anniversary Edition, published by the NEHGS and The Colonial Society of Massachusetts.

This edition of Bradford’s famous history is presented as part of the observation of the 400th anniversary of the founding of Plimoth Colony in 1620. Made from a new transcription of the original manuscript, with annotations that incorporate recent information and interpretations, this version of Bradford’s magnum opus includes an introduction that brings together Native and non-Native commentators as well as an appendix that presents Bradford’s later Hebrew exercises.

Simons has played a central role in the Pilgrim Quadricentennial commemorations as Vice Chair of the Plymouth 400th Anniversary State Commission, by appointment of Governor Charles D. Baker, a board member of Plymouth 400 Inc., and, at American Ancestors, as publisher of a host of 400th-anniversary themed books, including the 400th anniversary of William Bradford’s journal – in conjunction with the Colonial Society – and The Mayflower Descendant journal. In April 2021, he will honor former UK Prime Minister Sir John Major in an exclusive online event commemorating the Plymouth 400th anniversary.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join us for the Episode Five of our Plymouth 400 CONVERSATIONS series on PACTV (Plymouth Area Community Television)!  The program will air on March 25th and April 1st at 7:30PM on Comcast channel 13 and Verizon channel 43 in the towns of Plymouth, Duxbury, Kingston, and Pembroke. After the program airs, you can view the episode here.

Our guest for Episode 5 is D. Brenton Simons, President and CEO of American Ancestors and the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS), the founding genealogical institution in America. The NEHGS serves more than 350,000 members in 139 countries and millions of online users with 1.6 billion records at AmericanAncestors.org.

Simons will discuss the book, Of Plimoth Plantation by William Bradford: The 400th Anniversary Edition, published by the NEHGS and The Colonial Society of Massachusetts.

This edition of Bradford’s famous history is presented as part of the observation of the 400th anniversary of the founding of Plimoth Colony in 1620. Made from a new transcription of the original manuscript, with annotations that incorporate recent information and interpretations, this version of Bradford’s magnum opus includes an introduction that brings together Native and non-Native commentators as well as an appendix that presents Bradford’s later Hebrew exercises.

Simons has played a central role in the Pilgrim Quadricentennial commemorations as Vice Chair of the Plymouth 400th Anniversary State Commission, by appointment of Governor Charles D. Baker, a board member of Plymouth 400 Inc., and, at American Ancestors, as publisher of a host of 400th-anniversary themed books, including the 400th anniversary of William Bradford’s journal – in conjunction with the Colonial Society – and The Mayflower Descendant journal. In April 2021, he will honor former UK Prime Minister Sir John Major in an exclusive online event commemorating the Plymouth 400th anniversary.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Episode 4 of our Plymouth 400 CONVERSATIONS series will be presented in two 15 minutes segments.

Guests:  Karen Rinaldo and Kevin Doyle, authors of In the Wake of the Mayflower

In 2019, Karen Rinaldo and Kevin Doyle joined their love of history and art in their book In the Wake of the Mayflower. The book was launched with the timing of the 400th Commemoration of the landing of the Mayflower on Cape Cod. It is scheduled for a second printing in 2021 for the 400th Commemoration of the First Thanksgiving in 1621. The book has also been requested to be translated into Dutch.

In 1994, Rinaldo, also an artist, received a commission for “The First Thanksgiving – 1621,” a painting that was unveiled at Pilgrim Hall Museum in 1995 and exhibited at Plimoth Patuxet Museums for more than 20 years. It is currently on loan at the Museums on the Green in Falmouth, MA.

 

Guest: Jayne Talmage, author of Duxbury – Our Pilgrim Story – A 2020 Perspective

A Duxbury resident for over 40 years, Jayne Talmage has had a life-long interest in New England History and architecture. She is the Executive Editor of Duxbury – Our Pilgrim Story – A 2020 Perspective.

Published by Duxbury 2020, Inc., Duxbury Rural & Historical Society, and the Alden Kindred of America, the book is a collection of essays about early leaders and Mayflower passengers who settled “Across the Bay” in Duxbury.

Two years in the making, twelve local historians put forth new perspectives. Readers will discover new artifacts from a 1960’s dig at the Alden House Historic Site, follow Native American paths through Duxbury’s Town Forest, and learn the centuries-old politics surrounding the Old Burying Ground, and more.

Join us for the Episode Four of our Plymouth 400 CONVERSATIONS series on PACTV (Plymouth Area Community Television)!  The program will air on March 11th and March 18th at 7:30PM on Comcast channel 13 and Verizon channel 43 in the towns of Plymouth, Duxbury, Kingston, and Pembroke. After the program airs, you can view the episode here.

Episode 4 will be presented in two 15 minutes segments:

Guests:  Karen Rinaldo and Kevin Doyle, authors of In the Wake of the Mayflower

In 2019, Karen Rinaldo and Kevin Doyle joined their love of history and art in their book In the Wake of the Mayflower. The book was launched with the timing of the 400th Commemoration of the landing of the Mayflower on Cape Cod. It is scheduled for a second printing in 2021 for the 400th Commemoration of the First Thanksgiving in 1621. The book has also been requested to be translated into Dutch.

In 1994, Rinaldo, also an artist, received a commission for “The First Thanksgiving – 1621,” a painting that was unveiled at Pilgrim Hall Museum in 1995 and exhibited at Plimoth Patuxet Museums for more than 20 years. It is currently on loan at the Museums on the Green in Falmouth, MA.

 

Guest: Jayne Talmage, Executive Editor of Duxbury – Our Pilgrim Story – A 2020 Perspective

A Duxbury resident for over 40 years, Jayne Talmage has had a life-long interest in New England History and architecture. She is the Executive Editor of Duxbury – Our Pilgrim Story – A 2020 Perspective.

Published by Duxbury 2020, Inc., Duxbury Rural & Historical Society, and the Alden Kindred of America, the book is a collection of essays about early leaders and Mayflower passengers who settled “Across the Bay” in Duxbury.

Two years in the making, twelve local historians put forth new perspectives. Readers will discover new artifacts from a 1960’s dig at the Alden House Historic Site, follow Native American paths through Duxbury’s Town Forest, and learn the centuries-old politics surrounding the Old Burying Ground, and more.

Exhibit Hours:  Tuesday-Sunday:  11am-4pm (Closed Mondays)

The Alden Kindred of America is creating a permanent archaeological exhibit about historical icons and Mayflower Pilgrims John and Priscilla Alden, based on new scholarship that brings to light their lives in 17th century Duxbury against the backdrop of Plymouth Colony.

The nationally significant artifacts, unearthed in a dig of the first Alden home site in 1960 by historical archaeologist Roland W. Robbins, include household materials, personal items, rare armaments, and tools, along with Native American artifacts. Most of the artifacts have never been shown before. A recent analysis of the recovered ceramic artifacts sheds new light on the Aldens’ everyday lives and a rare glimpse of the world of 17th-century women in Plymouth Colony.

As part of the original agreement with the Mayflower’s investors, the Pilgrims were awarded grants of land in Plymouth Colony seven years after the voyage. In 1628, the Aldens and other Mayflower families moved to their lands located north of the Plymouth settlement (now Duxbury). There they built homes, farmed, and raised their children. This first Alden House in Duxbury, occupied between 1630 and 1680, was dismantled by the Aldens and rebuilt about 300 yards to the west (the current Alden House).

 

Exhibit Hours:  Tuesday-Sunday:  11am-4pm (Closed Mondays)

The Alden Kindred of America is creating a permanent archaeological exhibit about historical icons and Mayflower Pilgrims John and Priscilla Alden, based on new scholarship that brings to light their lives in 17th century Duxbury against the backdrop of Plymouth Colony.

The nationally significant artifacts, unearthed in a dig of the first Alden home site in 1960 by historical archaeologist Roland W. Robbins, include household materials, personal items, rare armaments, and tools, along with Native American artifacts. Most of the artifacts have never been shown before. A recent analysis of the recovered ceramic artifacts sheds new light on the Aldens’ everyday lives and a rare glimpse of the world of 17th-century women in Plymouth Colony.

As part of the original agreement with the Mayflower’s investors, the Pilgrims were awarded grants of land in Plymouth Colony seven years after the voyage. In 1628, the Aldens and other Mayflower families moved to their lands located north of the Plymouth settlement (now Duxbury). There they built homes, farmed, and raised their children. This first Alden House in Duxbury, occupied between 1630 and 1680, was dismantled by the Aldens and rebuilt about 300 yards to the west (the current Alden House).

 

The Jenney Interpretive Centre is OPEN!  Please visit their website for ticketing. 

The Jenney Interpretive Centre presents a 45-minute interpretive tour of the National Monument to the Forefathers. This 81-foot statue tells the whole Pilgrim story, why they left England, how they governed themselves, and more. Leo Martin, Director of Pilgrim History at the Jenney, takes tourists around the statue, explaining the rich history of the Pilgrim story dressed in period costume. He begins with the Pilgrims’ journey from England to Plymouth, bringing to life their stories of faith, their struggles, their beliefs about family life, education, law and liberty, and more.  The National Monument to the Forefathers is thought to be the largest solid granite monument in the United States.  Reservations are required and can be made by calling the museum at 508-747-4544.  The tour begins at the Jenney Interpretive Centre, located at 48 Summer Street in Plymouth. (No tours on Sundays).

 

Exhibit Hours:  Tuesday-Sunday:  11am-4pm (Closed Mondays)

The Alden Kindred of America is creating a permanent archaeological exhibit about historical icons and Mayflower Pilgrims John and Priscilla Alden, based on new scholarship that brings to light their lives in 17th century Duxbury against the backdrop of Plymouth Colony.

The nationally significant artifacts, unearthed in a dig of the first Alden home site in 1960 by historical archaeologist Roland W. Robbins, include household materials, personal items, rare armaments, and tools, along with Native American artifacts. Most of the artifacts have never been shown before. A recent analysis of the recovered ceramic artifacts sheds new light on the Aldens’ everyday lives and a rare glimpse of the world of 17th-century women in Plymouth Colony.

As part of the original agreement with the Mayflower’s investors, the Pilgrims were awarded grants of land in Plymouth Colony seven years after the voyage. In 1628, the Aldens and other Mayflower families moved to their lands located north of the Plymouth settlement (now Duxbury). There they built homes, farmed, and raised their children. This first Alden House in Duxbury, occupied between 1630 and 1680, was dismantled by the Aldens and rebuilt about 300 yards to the west (the current Alden House).

 

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