In 2001 Leo and Nancy Martin rented what was then called the Jenney Grist Mill in Plymouth. In 2004 they co-founded the organization as a not for profit 501 (C) (3) educational charity. With the help of a board of directors, they managed and did business as The Jenney Grist Mill, giving historic tours about the Pilgrims for the next 10 years.
In 2007 they acquired the building they are now located in, at 48 Summer Street and changed the name to Jenney Museum. Heavily damaged by broken water pipes, they began the long process of renovating the building. In 2013 they vacated the mill, opened the doors to their new location and began giving tours and doing programs there. In 2020 they will begin their 19th year of educating locals and visitors to the area on the founding of their country. At the Jenney Interpretive Centre we teach about the Pilgrims and the impact they had on the founding and ongoing development of our country as well as how important it is to learn your history and to teach it to your children.