Pilgrim Home: In Search of Scrooby Manor
A documentary film and discussion event
September 6, 2014, doors open at 6:45PM
Tickets are $25 in advance for General Society of Mayflower Descendants members and Museum
Members of Plimoth Plantation / $35 for the public and at the door.
Plimoth Plantation will host an exclusive preview screening, before the film’s completion, of the
documentary Pilgrim Home: In Search of Scrooby Manor. The event will be presented by British Director, Jane Williams, who will be accompanied by Historian and star of the film, Sue Allan, to answer questions by the audience. Walter Powell, Executive Director General Society of Mayflower Descendants, will be moderating the discussion. Guests are encouraged to purchase tickets soon, as this unique event is expected to sell out.
The film tells the story of Scrooby Manor, once a magnificent Archbishop's Palace, briefly owned by
King Henry VIII and home to Elder William Brewster. Today, all that remains is a rambling farmhouse
that has escaped any real investigation for over a century. What did the Manor complex look like in its heyday? What exactly is left of the original building? Could it be where the Pilgrims gathered in secret and planned their escape from an oppressive England? Scrooby Manor shares the Pilgrim story of fear, secrecy, betrayal, escape, opportunity, and new beginnings.
Jane Williams has previously directed and produced award-winning programs for the BBC including the histories of National Trust stately homes, Buckingham Palace Garden and an educational collaboration
with the National Orchestra of Wales. She has traveled far and wide from China to the wild plains of
Hungary in search of unknown people and places. This is an independently produced film and the
catalyst for further Pilgrim related projects.