Most visitors to Massachusetts know that the “Pilgrims” arrived in Plymouth aboard the Mayflower in 1620. Less well known is the landing of a “Puritan” fleet of seventeen ships ten years later. On the flagship Arbella John Winthrop carried a royal charter establishing the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Learn about similarities between the colonies (like banning the celebration of Christmas) and differences that shaped Massachusetts to the present day.
Stephen Kenney has been director of the Commonwealth Museum at the Massachusetts Archives since 2002. He has a Ph.D. from Boston University and has been an administrator or faculty member at several area colleges including service as Interim President at Quincy College.
What can I bring into the event?
You may bring a bagged lunch or snack to enjoy while you experience the lecture series. We have Patuxet Cafe, in the Visitor Center, which is open during our operating season (mid-March through November), and is not open in the Winter. You can view the Patuxet Cafe menu, on our website: http://www.plimoth.org/plan-your-visit/shop-dine/dining-functions.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please contact Sarah Dery at (508) 746-1622 ext. 8359 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, with any questions or if you would like to purchase tickets over the phone.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
You do not have to bring your printed ticket to the event. You may give your name to the Event Facilitator at check-in.