**Please stay tuned for our 2014 Members calendar- many new, original events & tours!
2013 Members Events & Information
October 3rd - Lunch & Learn: Dying Cloth in the 17th-Century. Please join us as Plimoth Plantation’s talented Historical Clothing and Textiles Manager, Denise Leblica, discusses how early Colonists dyed cloth using 17th-century practices and materials. Bring a lunch or buy one at our Patuxet Café. Discussion starts promptly at noon in the Accomack Building.
October 5th - Behind-The-Scenes-Tour- Architecture Tour of the English Village. Join other members for a 90-minute tour offering a unique glimpse into the dedication that it takes to create living history. In this tour, explore the English Village and learn about what it takes, in both materials and manpower, to build the homes and other structures in the Village. Tours leave from the lobby of the Hornblower Visitor Center at noon.
October 12th & 14th - Harvest Festival. Join the Wampanoag Indigenous Program for a day of fun-filled activites to celebrate the harvest of vegetables from our gardens. The Wampanoag people relied heavily on agriculture for a large part of their diet. This was true in the 17th century and is true today. We celebrate this time of year by singing, dancing, games and feasting. This is a great day for all who attend! All Day.
October 12th - Members's Shopping Day! In honor of the Wampanoag Indigenous Program’s Harvest Festival Celebration occurring this weekend, members will receive 30% off all items in our gift shops today! Select from books, Native handmade crafts, jewelry, foods, music and traditional crafts and sculptures. All Day.
October 19th - Behind-The-Scenes-Tour: Wampanoag Homesite. Join other members for a 90-minute tour offering a unique glimpse into the dedication that it takes to create living history. In this tour, explore the Wampanoag Homesite and learn about the structures called wetus. Tours leave from the lobby of the Hornblower Visitor Center at noon.
November 7th - Lunch & Learn: Native Foods. Carol Wynne, retired Wampanoag Foodways Manager at Plimoth Plantation, will discuss Wampanoag foods and how they were grown, used and stored in the 17th-century. Bring a lunch or buy one at our Patuxet Café. Discussion starts promptly at noon in the Accomack Building.
November 9th - Behind-The-Scenes-Tour: Rare Breeds Program & Facilities. Join other members for a 90-minute tour offering a unique glimpse into the dedication that it takes to create living history. In this tour, go behind the scenes to get an up close look at our other type of interpreters- our four-legged and feathered friends. The museum has rare-breed goats, sheep, cows and chickens, all of which help the human interpreters tell their story. Come learn about these animals and tour the barn facilities with a member of the farm staff. Tours start at the Maxwell Barn at noon.
November 29th - Members Shopping Day! Interested in avoiding the Black Friday melee at malls and outlet stores, but still want to save money shopping for the Holidays? Members, save your sanity and your money by buying unique gifts for loved ones while saving 30% off at our gift shops! Select from our extensive collection of books, jewelry, historic reproductions, pottery, Plimoth Plantation’s own homemade fudge, Native crafts, candles, locally made soaps, home décor and much more. All Day.
December 1st - Wreath Making Workshop (fee involved - members discount: $40 for members/$55 for non members). Create a beautiful holiday wreath and listen to stories about the history of wreath making at this charming annual workshop. The class is held at Plimoth Plantation’s Horticulture Center, with our own Horticulturist Lori Danek. Lori will teach the process of making evergreen wreaths, while discussing this long-standing tradition. All materials are included and light refreshments will be served. 1:30 to 4 p.m.
December 21st - Members Shopping Day! If you still need to find that perfect last minute gift, come to our gift shops and save 30% today only! Not only do we sell creative and unique gifts that your friends and family will love, all items also make great host/hostess gifts (after all, who doesn’t love Plimoth Plantation’s homemade fudge?)! Select stunning handmade pottery and textiles, jewelry, handmade soaps, artwork, native crafts, apparel, books and more.
Stay tuned for many more new and exciting events scheduled for members for 2014!
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