9am-5pm visit Pilgrim Hall Museum and Plimoth Plantation and Plymouth Rock, National Monument to the Forefathers, Jabez Howland House & more!
10am – “Pilgrim Progress”, reenactment of the Pilgrims’ Sabbath procession to worship. Costumed participants representing survivors of the winter of 1621, assemble to the beat of a drum, proceed down North Street, along Water Street past Plymouth Rock, up Leyden Street to Burial Hill where a short Pilgrim worship service is observed on the site of the original fort/meetinghouse. Psalms sung are from The Book of Psalms by Henry Ainsworth, used by the Pilgrims in Holland and in Plymouth. Passages read by “Elder Brewster” are from Governor Bradford’s Of Plymouth Plantation or other sources. After the service, the march continues through town on Main Street, ending at the Mayflower Society House via North Street.
12:00 Noon – National Day of Mourning March and Ceremonies
Massasoit Statue, Cole’s Hill www.uaine.org
Since 1970, Native Americans and their supporters have marched to Plymouth’s Town Square and then gathered on Cole’s Hill at noon to observe a National Day of Mourning. Organized by United American Indians of New England (UAINE), the march has brought about revisions in the depiction of United States history and government as well as settler relationships with Native American peoples. A day of remembrance and spiritual connection, the annual event is held to create a renewed appreciation for Native American culture, and to protest the treatment of American Indians.