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Day Trip: Plimoth Plantation

Saturday, April 15, 2017
12:00am – 11:59pm

Plymouth, MA

The Connecticut State Museum of Natural History’s day trip to Plimoth Plantations and Plymouth’s historic waterfront in Massachusetts will take place on Saturday, April 15. The bus will leave Storrs at 8 am.

Plimoth Plantation offers personal encounters with history built on thorough research about the Wampanoag People and the Colonial English community in the 1600s. As we travel to Plymouth from UConn, Connecticut State Archaeologist Brian Jones will discuss recent finds relating to 17th century life in Connecticut. When we arrive, explore the plantations permanent exhibits tell the complex and interwoven stories of two distinct cultures - English and Native. Exhibits at the plantation includes the English Village, the Wampanoag Homesite, the Hornblower Visitor Center, the Craft Center, and the Maxwell and Nye Barns.

For lunch we will learn 17th-century table manners at the “Eat Like a Pilgrim” activity where we will don napkins, eat without a fork, and discover how Myles Standish ate his porridge. The typical menu usually includes turkey, stewed pompion, indian pudding, cucumber sallet, chargers of cheese and fruit, cheate bread, and apple cider. A Plimoth Plantation Culinary Historian will be on hand providing commentary and interpretation of the meal.

After lunch we will get back on the bus and travel to Plymouth’s historic waterfront. There you can explore Leyden Street, Cole's Hill, Brewster Gardens, Town Square, and see Plymouth Rock.

The bus will leave Storrs at 8 am. The bus will depart Plymouth for UConn at 4:30 pm. Please arrive and be prepared to board the bus prior to departure times. Advance registration required: $85 ($75 for Museum Members and Donors). Includes bus fee, Plimoth Plantation admission, and the “Eat Like a Pilgrim” meal.


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Connecticut State Museum of Natural History (primary), Anthropology Department, History Department, Office of Public Engagement, Office of the State Historian , UConn Master Calendar

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