Programs for Adults

Lunch and Learn

“Lunch and Learn”: Plimoth Plantation’s Lunchtime Lecture Series

First Thursdays, 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Feed your brain! Pack your lunch and join us for our hour-long Lunch & Learn lecture series! Held the first Thursday of each month, Plimoth Plantation welcomes a lineup of lively, unique guest speakers who bring big ideas, humorous tales, and adventure stories to your lunch table. 

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July 7, 2016 - "So Hemmed In: Land and Identity Among the Middleboro Indians" (Speaker: Jonathan Green)

When studying colonial Massachusetts’s history, our focus is often drawn to settlements such as Plymouth, Weymouth, Boston, and Dorchester. While the events that unfolded in these places shaped the unique cultural landscape that emerged in the latter half of the seventeenth century, other locations slightly further afield from these colonial hubs were equally significant. On the western frontier of the Plymouth Colony, in the area of present-day Middleborough, Taunton, and Bridgewater, Wampanoag people and English colonists frequently traded goods, worked side by side, and built close bonds of friendship. It was also in this area that Titicut, otherwise known as the Titicut Plantation, remained an active and culturally vibrant Native community in the aftermath of the Pequot War, King Philip’s War, and the French and Indian War. Over time the Wampanoag, as well as members of other tribes such as the Nipmuc, Massachusett, and even the Pigwacket of Maine, formed what came to be known as the Middleborough Indians. Looking closely at this little known Native community reveals the political, racial, and religious dynamism that characterized the meshing of Native and English cultures during the late-seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

August 4, 2016 - "Flight of the Sparrow:" a novel of 17th-century Massachusetts and Mary Rowlandson (Speaker: Amy Belding Brown)

Flight of the Sparrow is a fictional account of Rowlandson’s life that explores the struggle of a woman in Early America caught between two worlds. Author Amy Belding Brown will discuss what it is like to write a fictional biography, how she researched Rowlandson’s life, and why she chose to explore themes of Early American life in her novel. 

Check our Events Calendar for more upcoming Lunch & Learn topics and speakers. 

Attend the entire series for free when you become a member! 



Intermediate beekeeping (Part I & II) with Guest Instructor Kevin England

Part I: August 13, 2016 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

If you have taken Plimoth Plantation's Beekeeping course, and want to learn additional skills for managing hives, Intermediate Beekeeping I is the perfect next step. This course is designed to be both classroom and hands-on based, with about half of the class time spend working with an active hive at the Plantation. 

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Part II: August 27, 2016 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

Intermediate Beekeeping II extends the lessons taught in the first Intermediate Beekeeping, in a compact morning workshop. The objective of the course is to evaluate, hands-on, mite treatment methods and effectiveness, provide additional treatment as necessary, review the steps for over wintering hives and Spring management.

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Salve Making Workshop with Lori Danek

Dates offered: June 25, 2016 & July 16, 2016
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Learn about the healing properties of herbs and basic salve making skills in this introductory workshop. Begin by picking your favorite organically-grown herbs from our 17th Century English Village gardens, and then take a horticultural tour through our grounds as the herbs are simmered. Return to the Horticulture center to finish creating a jar of your own all-purpose herbal salve! 

This program involves a walk through our English Village to harvest fresh herbs. Please wear comfortable shoes! 

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Garden Herbal Wreath Making WORKSHOP WITH LORI DANEK

Dates offered: August 27, 2016
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Garden herbs played an important part in an English country housewife’s cooking and healing. Join Plimoth Plantation’s horticulturists to learn about the 17th-century and modern uses of herbs that grow in the gardens of the 17th-Century English Village. Walk through the English Village to harvest your own herbs from our housewive's kitchen gardens, and use them to create a beautiful wreath. The wreath will dry as it hangs in your home. 

This program involves a walk through our English Village to harvest fresh herbs. Please wear comfortable shoes! 

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