Programs for Adults

Lunch and Learn

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

First Thursdays, February-December
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 from February through December, Plimoth Plantation welcomes a lineup of lively, unique guest speakers who bring big ideas, humorous tales, and adventure stories to your lunch table.

Click here for a full list of 2015 Lunch and Learn speakers.

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


Live Herb Wreath Workshop

Date Offered: August 22, 2015
Time: 8:00-11:00 a.m.

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. Harvest your own herbs to create a beautiful wreath. The wreath will dry as it hangs in your home.

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“Backyard Barnyard"
Part I: Chickens

Dates offered: September 19 and 22
Time: 7:00-9:00pm

Have you been considering backyard chicken-keeping as a new way to keep your food local? Backyard chicken-keeping in New England dates all the way back to the 1620s, and while some things have changed since then, others are very much the same. In this two-part workshop, you’ll learn all about the realities of keeping chickens in your backyard, whether for eggs, meat, or both. All the basics will be covered – how to choose, obtain, house, and protect your new feathered friends. Important considerations like zoning laws, predator prevention, and flock health will be included, too! If you’ve thought about backyard chickens before but want more information before you take the plunge, join us for this fun and plucky class.

Backyard Barnyard (Goats): $60 for members, $75 for non-members
Backyard Barnyard (Chickens): $60 for members, $75 for non-members
Both Workshops (Goats and Chickens): $100 for members, $120 for non-members

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“Backyard Barnyard"
Part II: Goats

Dates offered: September 29th and October 6
Time: 7:00-9:00 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
Both Workshops (Goats and Chickens): $100 for members, $120 for non-members

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Hardcore Hearth Cooking

September 19, 2015
9:00am-3:00 p.m.

Location: Colonial Education Site, Plimoth Plantation

Take your hearth cooking skills to a higher level with Hardcore Hearth Cooking, led by Plimoth’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 by using period tools and techniques in a 1620s 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.

$140 members/ $215 nonmembers

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