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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March 3, 2016 - “So Hemed In”: Land and Identity Among the Middleborough Indians (Speaker: Jon Greene)

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. 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.

 

April 7, 2016 - Hunter House: Investigating the Reality of a Colonial Wharf (Speaker: Sarah Salem)

Hunter House was indisputably one of Newport's Colonial social hubs. While the mansion's interior design played host to wealthy politicians, business owners, and Newport's elite, a working wharf extended into the harbor.  The physical and documentary evidence of the merchant-prince shipping and privateering businesses highlights an untold story yet to be explored.

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

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

 

Bread Baking Workshop with the Plimoth Bread Co.

Dates offered: January 22 & January 23 2016
Time: 6:30-9:30pm (January 22) & 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. (January 23)

Don your aprons and prepare to get your hands dirty with this crash course in wood-fired baking. “Thirded bread” from mixed corn, wheat and rye flours, and delicate white bread would have been familiar tastes to Pilgrims baking for themselves in wood-fired clay ovens. Join Plimoth Bread Co.’s Artisan Baker, Dr. Tani Mauriello, to mix, knead, mold and bake these early New England-style loaves. $55 members, $66 nonmembers

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“Backyard Barnyard - Goats"  with Norah messier, director of Living collections

Dates offered: February 24th & March 2 2016
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Long-maligned as difficult and stubborn with a taste for tin cans, goats are finally making a comeback on farms large and small – some very small, no bigger than your own back yard! Take your inspiration for your own backyard dairy, meat, or pack goats from 1620s New England, where goats thrived in the early days of the colony. In this two-part workshop, you’ll learn all the basics about keeping goats as productive pets, from choosing the right breed to obtaining your goats and how to keep them healthy, safe, and productive. If you’ve considered keeping goats but weren’t sure where to begin, join us to find out all the basics about the noble goat! 

Backyard Barnyard (Goats): $60 for members, $75 for non-members
Backyard Barnyard (Chickens): $60 for members, $75 for non-members

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*NEW for 2016* "Backyard Barnyard - Beekeeping," 5-week Course with Guest Instructor Kevin England

Dates offered: March 23, 30 & April 6, 13, 20
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

What’s all the buzz about bees? Ever since they were introduced to the New England landscape in the early 17th century, honeybees have become an important part of the local ecosystem. Plimoth Plantation is delighted to host guest instructor Kevin England and offer our own Bee School for “newbees!” In this five-session course, you’ll learn all you need to know to get started with backyard beekeeping, from bee basics to hive construction and equipment, honeybee health to harvesting your honey. $75 members, $90 non-members. Price includes textbook, The Beekeeper’s Bible and optional sixth session. Bring a friend for $60 (no textbook included)! Register now - space is limited to 24 students to ensure an up-close and personal experience. 

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"Even MORE Hardcore Hearth Cooking" with foodways culinarian, kathleen wall

Dates Offered: January 30, 2016
9:00am-3:00 p.m.

Take your hearth cooking skills to a higher level with Even-More Hardcore Hearth Cooking, led by Plimoth Plantation’s Foodways Culinarian Kathleen Wall. Immerse yourself in the experience of cooking in an early 17th-century home, from the snap of an open flame to the aroma of spices in a mortar and pestle. Recreate a meal full of dishes familiar to the Pilgrims using period tools and techniques in an historical setting. Perfect your techniques for frying, boiling, roasting, and baking, and end the day with a round-table discussion about period food and the significance of the hearth to modern and historic communities. Our January program is Even More Hardcore than our September version, so please dress for the weather!! $140 members/ $215 nonmembers

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BREAD BAKING WORKSHOP WITH THE PLIMOTH BREAD CO.

Dates offered: February 12 & February 13
Time: 6:30-9:30pm (February 12) & 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. (February 13)

Don your aprons and prepare to get your hands dirty with this crash course in wood-fired baking. “Thirded bread” from mixed corn, wheat and rye flours, and delicate white bread would have been familiar tastes to Pilgrims baking for themselves in wood-fired clay ovens. Join Plimoth Bread Co.’s Artisan Baker, Dr. Tani Mauriello, to mix, knead, mold and bake these early New England-style loaves. $55 members, $66 nonmembers

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For more information about our programs, please call (508) 746-1622 ext. 8359 or email programs@plimoth.org