Plimoth Plantation is delighted to present: Becoming the Pilgrims; Adventures in Colonial Role-Playing led by Colonial Interpretation Director, Dr. John Kemp. Dr. Kemp has been a fixture in Plimoth Plantation’s English Village for over 20 years and has portrayed everyone from John Billington to William Brewster. (He even served as the colonial representation in our Museum logo). Located in the Visitor Center's Patuxet Room on the grounds of Plimoth Plantation, this lecture will begin promptly at noon.
A brief Q&A will follow. Participants are encouraged to bring a bag lunch.
About Our Speaker: Before joining the staff of Plimoth Plantation in 1983, Dr. Kemp attended Harvard as an English Major. His passions include 19th-Century American and English Literature, Robert Frost and public history. In 1975, he received his Ph.D from the University of Pennsylvania, and since then has lectured at Tufts University, Massasoit Community College, and Kanazawa University in Kanazawa, Japan.
When & Where
Who We Are
Plimoth Plantation is a not-for-profit museum supported by admissions, contributions, grants and generous volunteers.
What We Do
Plimoth Plantation, less than an hour south of Boston and minutes from Cape Cod, is a living museum dedicated to telling the history of Plymouth Colony from the perspective of both the Pilgrims and the Native Wampanoag people. The museum is a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate that includes Mayflower II, a full-scale reproduction of the original ship that sailed to Plymouth in 1620. Visit our Craft Center and Plimoth Bread Company. Enjoy independent films at Plimoth Cinema.
Our guests' experience is at the heart of what we do. The setting, the staff and a compelling approach to history combine to provide a memorable visitor experience. We are successful when a satisfied visitor recommends us to family and friends.