Celebrating and Teaching the Pilgrim Story
The Pilgrim Progress
Thursday, November 25, 2021 (Thanksgiving Day) – 10am
A reenactment of the Pilgrims procession to church, after the first hard winter in colonial Plymouth America.
The Pilgrim Progress was instituted by the Town of Plymouth in 1921 in honor of its Pilgrim founders. The march takes place the first four Fridays in August and also is an integral part of the Town’s celebration of Thanksgiving Day.
The line of march proceeds past Plymouth Rock and up Leyden Street, where a short Pilgrim worship service is observed on the site of the original fort/meetinghouse.
If you and your family are interested in dressing in costume and participating in the reenactment, contact Cheryl at: firstname.lastname@example.org
America’s Hometown Thanksgiving Celebration
Saturday, November 20, 2021 – 9:30am
America’s only historically accurate chronological parade, visually brings to life our nation’s rich heritage representing each century from the 17th through the 21st. In showing the preservation of America’s history through the years, beginning with the Pilgrim era, we promote an appreciation among our citizens for our rich heritage.
The parade is ranked the #1 Thanksgiving parade in the nation. It features beautifully decorated floats representing historic events, honoring national anniversaries and celebrating every period of American history.
Interested in volunteering for the parade? Email: email@example.com
Book A Speaking Engagement
Leo Martin, historian, author, and storyteller, is the Director of Education at The Jenney. He has been giving educational tours in Plymouth since 2001. He is best known for his knowledge about the Pilgrims and other facts about the founding of our country. His love of God and country and his passion for history are what give him the ability to engage listeners and bring history to life.
Leo has been called “the last God-fearing guide in historic Plymouth, MA.” While so many others are taking God out of the history books, Leo maintains that the Pilgrims and Founding Fathers established “one nation under God,” founded on Judeo-Christian values. He is a champion of our nation’s founding principles displayed in the National Monument to the Forefathers in Plymouth. His book, “Pilgrim Pursuit of Happiness” talks about the five liberties the Pilgrims were searching for when they left the Church of England and came to the New World and is the subject of one of the exhibits at The Jenney.
Leo and his wife, Nancy, co-founders of The Jenney, travel across the country teaching stories about the Pilgrims on topics of family, faith, economics, education, and more. They have been working together in Plymouth since 2001 preserving the Christian heritage of our country. Married for over forty years; they have three grown children and four grandchildren.