Plimoth Plantation Explores 17th Century Colonial and Native GLBT History
Plimoth Plantation, located in Plymouth Mass, held its second annual, “Out At Plimoth Plantation,” an all-day, inclusive, LGBT event on Saturday, September 26, 2009 featuring family activities, unique, historical lectures including, Native/two-spirit perspectives from Harlan Pruden of the NorthEast Two-Spirit Society; a Colonial look at what Plimoth Plantation knows about gay tolerance during the 17th century and an exploration of a woman’s same sex perspective during the 18th century, presented by Dr. Jennifer Manion, History Professor at Connecticut College. In addition, the day highlighted a “Family Resource, Wedding and Event Expo” presented by Plimoth Plantation’s exclusive caterer, Creative Gourmet and sponsored by Verona Salon of Plymouth, MA. The day finished with a taste of history at the museum with a Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet and Social Mixer, a perfect place for guests to discuss the day’s events, and where people connect with new friends.
“History is everybody’s story…Plimoth Plantation’s mission is to provide powerful, personal experiences with that history as we know it,” said, Richard Pickering, Deputy Executive Director. “We are successful when we are able to bring the past alive for our guests by presenting relevant, true historical accounts that they can identify with, giving them a new perspective and a real connection to the past. We are confident members of the GLBT community will enjoy seeing and hearing that they too have a valid place in early American history.”