AMERICAN HISTORY MUSEUM & INTERPRETIVE CENTER

Educational Exhibits Expounding On And Beyond The Pilgrim Story

Our exhibits are designed to give the visitor a greater understanding of the story of the Pilgrims and how their beliefs and what they did impacted society and government as we know it today. Pilgrims, Slavery, Family, Faith. They are intertwined. One impacts the other. Our hope is that you will start here at The Jenney and leave with a renewed sense of love for the Pilgrim story and hope for our country. Learn how 51 Pilgrims changed the world.

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THE PILGRIM PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS

The Declaration of Independence states:

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.“

Through all their hardships and troubles were the Pilgrims pursuing happiness and did they find it? What liberties were they searching for? Religious? Political? What is the difference between them? To purchase Leo Martin’s book or DVD – Pilgrim Pursuit of Happiness – visit our bookstore.

Were the Pilgrims the first Abolitionists?

THE ABOLITIONISTS

Could the Abolitionist movement possibly have begun with the Pilgrims? Is there something we could learn from the Pilgrims about racial equality? Plymouth was part of the Underground Railroad movement during the Civil War. Who were some of the great leaders in history who helped in the quest to end slavery? Did you know slavery still happens today? Learn about the New Underground Railroad and how you can become an Abolitionist and join them in this fight for freedom for all those who are trapped in this nightmare of modern slavery.

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The Cornerstone of Society

FAMILY

This exhibit highlights the family and its role in our society beginning with the Pilgrim family. Learn how the Pilgrims valued the family, how they educated their children about their work ethic, and how the structure of the family and their family values influenced our civil society. See how society is built from the family up, not from the government down, and how the Pilgrims believed the family was the cornerstone of society.

Engaging and Challenging

CONVERSATIONS WITH A PILGRIM

Educational 1-hour programs meant to encourage visitors to dig a little deeper; they can ask questions about the Pilgrims’ faith, their relationship with the Indians, or anything they have wondered about. Reservations are required. Call to book this program.

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    2022 Operating hours will be posted in early March.

    48 Summer Street Plymouth, MA 02360
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