Celebrate the 400th Commemoration of the Mayflower Voyage and the Founding of the Plymouth Colony - The Plymouth 400 Anniversary will highlight the cultural contributions and American traditions that began with the interaction of the Wampanoag and English peoples, a story that significantly shaped the building of America.
October 29 & 30, 2020 - Indigenous History Conference - Bridgewater State University - The conference is still scheduled as planned but will ultimately be determined by COVID-19 guidelines in the coming months. Plans for a virtual conference are being considered as an alternative to gathering in person.This conference will address the legacy of colonization experienced by Wampanoag and other Native people in the (now) New England area.
November 20-25, 2020 - Illuminate Thanksgiving 2020 - This annual tradition will be held as a virtual event with partners from four nations; the Netherlands, UK, and Wampanoag tribes. Plymouth International Chorus, Plymouth UK, and US public schools, One Small Candle award recipients, interviews, and performances will be included. Programming will be held during Thanksgiving week 2020. NBC10 and PACTV will facilitate the production and broadcast the virtual event. Depending upon public health data and guidelines at the time, some elements of Illuminate Thanksgiving, such as the Procession of Lights, may be held as a limited and appropriately distanced event.
Friday, April 23, 2021 at 11 AM – 2 PM - Plymouth 400 Remembrance Ceremony - This ceremony will be held with visiting dignitaries and local and State officials to remember the Pilgrims and Wampanoag people of 1620 and their contributions and sacrifices. The ceremony will take place at significant monuments in Plymouth. Details for this event are still being formed.