Welcome To Pilgrims and Pioneers!

After many years of researching my family geneaology I have been lucky enough to discover actual information about my relatives that lived in the Pilgrim Era and the Pioneer Era- while many people also have realtives from those eras- many do not know their names or where they lived- actually seeing the proof in print makes you much more aware of who they really were.
After discovering these relatives it of course made me curious to learn more about the eras that they lived in and what their lives were like as, the history I learned in grade school had long since been forgotten.
I decided to start this blog for others who are also interested in these eras.
Some of the information here will be actual facts about my realtives and some will be information about the eras in general that I have found on the web.
I hope you will enjoy traveling back in time with me!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Plimoth Plantataion in the Fall

What a lovely simple Fall scene. The plantation residents dressed in their cold weather clothing going about their daily chores
The view of the ocean is a stunning backdrop to the starkness of the village.
To know that my 10th great grandfather would have viewed this scene on a daily basis is still awe inspiring to me.
I would love to be able to visit the Plantation- especially at Thanksgiving time. I know of some lucky women who are actually going there Thanksgiving day!
I am so envious!
Their menu for that day will be:
Vegetable soup
Garden Salad
Roast Native Turkey with Giblet Gravy
Carved Roast Sirloin of Beef
Cornbread Stuffing
Mashed Potatoes
Butternut Squash
Creamed Onions
Cape Cod Cranberry Sauce
Hot Crusty Rolls
Wood Pressed Apple Cider
Apple Pie
Pumpkin Pie
Coffee & Tea
Adult: $64.95Child (under 12) $42.95
Adult Member: $45.95 Child Member: $30.95
Prices include museum admission and tax.
Museum admission includes: the Wampanoag Homesite, 1627 English Village, Mayflower II, Crafts Center, and Nye Barn.
This is a pretty hefty price tag but the History is well worth it & one I would gladly pay if I could only go!
Photo courtesy of Yankee Magazine.com
For an interactive view of the Pilgrims first Thanksgiving follow this link


Olde Dame Penniwig said...

I would love to go, too. The menu is amazing! That would be a trip of a lifetime. I also love going to Madrigal dinners & Ren Faires, but those are getting rare, and mayhap this economy might end them completely! But I love "living history" and can tell you do, too.

nancy huggins said...

I would enjoy going there also Deb...Makes me think about the stories my Mother and GM used to tell...but no Ocean where they talked about.
Thanks for posting that.

Debra said...

I do love living history! The Faires sound like fun too- history there also!
It's a good thing the economy can't take our dreams!

Debra said...

You are so welcome Nancy! Maybe someday we can visit- until then we can dream!

KKJD1 said...

Sounds delish I am just glad I dont have to cook that much! Blessings, karen

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