Thanksgiving 400 – Learning the History Behind the Holiday at Plimoth Patuxet Museums

Learning the history behind the holiday at Plimoth Patuxet Museums. By David Kindy Think you know about Thanksgiving? Think again. This fall, Plimoth Patuxet Museums will be commemorating the 400th anniversary of the First Thanksgiving with the launch of a new exhibit, “We Gather Together: Thanksgiving, Gratitude, and the Making of an American Holiday.” On … Read more

The Great New England Pumpkin Pie Contest

Pie Baking Contest

Plimoth Patuxet Museums invites professional and amateur bakers to submit their best pumpkin pie recipe for a chance to win prizes! Plimoth Patuxet Museums is delighted to gather the New England region around a very special table this fall that will celebrate pumpkin pie and reward bakers for their prize-winning creations. The Great New England … Read more

Waterfront Memories

Heidi Harting picked up her first camera at the age of 18, seeing stories all around her that needed to be told. She graduated from the New England School of Photography and went on to establish her business, Heidi Harting Photography, in Plymouth. While her specialty is portraiture, she also loves landscape photography. For Harting, … Read more

Rhapsody in Red

Massachusetts’ bog-born industry fuels its economy Written by Brian Wick, Executive Director, Cape Cod Cranberry Growers’ Association Nestled within the towns and villages of Southeastern Massachusetts are more than 13,000 acres of cranberry bogs and 60,000 acres of total land holdings that together comprise the region’s vibrant cranberry industry. These bogs are the workplaces of … Read more

In Harmony with History

Plymouth Philharmonic Explores Plymouth’s Journey—through Music Written by Jennifer H. McInerney Photography by Denise Maccaferri Fittingly, for the town-wide commemoration of Plymouth 400, the Phil will be focusing on the journey, of both the natives and the settlers—before, during, and after the fateful arrival of the Pilgrims in December 1620. Throughout this quadricentennial year, the … Read more

Beautiful Horizon

 By Maria Allen Photography by Kevin Depathy Some of the best photography is serendipitous—capturing the unexpected beauty of a moment in time. It is for this reason that Kevin Depathy likes to keep a camera on him wherever he goes. Born and raised in Plymouth, Depathy has always enjoyed photography, but started taking his hobby … Read more

The Descendants

Genealogy buffs discover family ties to Mayflower passengers. Written by Dave Kindy  |   Photography by Derrick Zellmann Are you a Pilgrim? A descendant, that is. Odds are you might be. An estimated 35 million people worldwide can claim that their ancestors sailed aboard the Mayflower in 1620. Many Americans are able to trace their … Read more

Finding Plymouth’s Holy Grail

Archaeologists uncover evidence of the early Pilgrim settlement By Dave Kindy Photography courtesy of David Landon If there was a holy grail in Plymouth, this would be it. Last summer, archaeologist David Landon and his team found what they believe to be evidence of the palisade wall that surrounded the settlement and first fort of … Read more

Local Books Celebrate Plymouth

“Plymouth Then & Now” Born and raised in Plymouth, Dan Rapoza is a self-taught photographer known for capturing dynamic wedding images, band photographs and family portraits. Fueled by a love for his hometown and an interest in local history, Rapoza published a photography book last year, titled “Plymouth Then & Now,”  (Wicked Whale Publishing, 2019). … Read more