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Plymouth museum marking 400 years of Thanksgiving with exhibit – Boston News, Weather, Sports – Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, Massachusetts 2021-09-18 15:40:35 –

Plymouth, Massachusetts (AP) — A museum dedicated to the British Plymouth Colony and local indigenous peoples is opening a new exhibit to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Thanksgiving.

Plimoth Patuxet Museums said an exhibition titled “We Gather Together: Thanksgiving, Gratitude, and the Making of a American Holiday” will be held on September 25th.

The exhibition explores the relationship between indigenous peoples and British settlers and “better understands the events that led to the first Thanksgiving,” said the museum, which recreates the colonial village of Plymouth and its reenactors. increase.

Featuring artifacts rarely found in the museum’s collection and centuries-old art that traces how New England traditions grew and emerged as a national holiday in the 19th century.

“Patuxet / Plymouth is a blend of ancient traditions of gratitude in both indigenous and European cultures,” the museum said in a statement. “We Gather Together explores the deep and human expression of gratitude in ancient times, which is the basis of this national holiday.”

According to the museum, the Pokanokes and their sorcerer Massasoit shared a three-day feast and entertainment with British settlers in the fall of 1621, stimulating a gathering and appreciation holiday.

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