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Join the New Plimmoth Gard and our partners and sponsors for a weekend-long 17th century encampment, historical reenactment, lectures and talks, weapon demonstrations, 17th century crafts and more. The event will take place on May 20, 21 and 22, 2022.
The public events begin on Friday, May 20, at 7pm at Pilgrim Hall Museum with a lecture by Dr. Walt Powell, historian and New Plimmoth Gard member. Seating will be limited and on a first-come first-seated basis.
On Saturday, May 21 the Jabez Howland House, located at 33 Sandwich Street, Plymouth MA will be open from 10:30am to 3pm. They will host talks about the fur trade by Chris Messier of Pilgrim Memorial State Park at 11:30am and 2:30pm. There will also be discussion of the shallop Elizabeth Tilley’s role in the fur trade given by Peter Arenstam, Director of the Howland Society.
The main event will take place on Saturday, May 21 and Sunday May 22 when there will be a 17th century encampment on the lawn of the Plymouth Antiquarian Society’s 1809 Hedge House, located at 126 Water Street, Plymouth MA. The encampment will be open to the public on Saturday from 10am-5pm, and on Sunday from 10am – 2pm. At the encampment you will see 17th century reenactors portraying the people of 1634 Plymouth Colony and Piscataqua Colony. There will be 17th century crafts people and various demonstrations, including musket volleys and other weapons on display.