Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
We walked through some of the oldest neighborhoods in Plymouth, and listened to tales that had been told to our guide by previous occupants of the homes and buildings. One of the first tales was of a beautiful building that is now condominiums and retail space that had previously been a tavern and a hotel. Last year the ground floor of this building was occupied by a dress store - the owners finally gave up and moved because they arrived in the morning several times to find the mannequins had been undressed during the night. Owners of the residential units claimed to hear women arguing during the night - when they were alone in the building. There are currently two real estate for sale signs on this building . . . I wonder why?!!
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Friday, June 18, 2010
At the Wampanoag village, you can see Native Americans building canoes, tending gardens and cooking food typical of the time period (some of the kids I was with were rather upset to see a rabbit turning on a spit over a fire). In this part of the museum you can also learn about family life for the Wampanoags, and it was interesting to learn how different life was - children were very respectful to their parents and other elders, there was no domestic violence, and the elderly were treated with reverence. Unlike in the English settlement, the residents are dressed in period clothing, but speak to you like people of this era.
Another interesting part of Plimoth Plantation is the Crafts Center where many of the objects used in the village exhibits are created and repaired. Visitors can see some beautiful wood pieces being crafted, along with various textiles such as rugs and clothing. There is a store adjacent to the Crafts Center where some of the objects can be purchased.
If you are fortunate enough to visit during the Fall, Plimoth Plantation offers a Thanksgiving meal with the residents of the English Village, where you can dine on foods that were eaten during the first Thanksgiving, and find out about what really happened at the harvest celebration of 1621.
During the upcoming summer months, take a trip back in time to Plimoth Plantation! The museum is located three miles south of Plymouth Center, and is open March 20 through November 29, 7 days a week. Along with the museum, you can also visit the replica of the Mayflower which is located in Plymouth Harbor.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Where does the time go? This time of year is so busy - end of year school activities, field trips, gardening, sports - trying to fit in time to blog has been so difficult for the past week! I have lots of entries - only no time to type them! Not updating for an entire week - I so ashamed! I even missed doing my "Wordless Wednesday" entry, which only takes about 10 minutes! I'm hoping to get back on schedule after today, which is going to be another day of hectic activity.
Have a nice weekend!!
Have a nice weekend!!