New England Historic Genealogical Society and American Ancestors have launched a commemoration of the Mayflower and the Wampanoag community.
With the “launch” on Newbury Street of an imposing, large-scale replica of the ship that carried the Pilgrims to the new world, and the unveiling of a tribute to the Wampanoag community that met them, the Mayflower Boston events commemorating the 400th anniversary of its landing in 1620 are officially underway
This occasion was marked with a morning ceremony, at which the installations were unveiled, with remarks by D. Breton Simons, President and CEO of American Ancestors, Harriot Cross, Her Majesty’s consul General to New England, Dusty Rhodes, Chair of the Plymouth, Massachusetts 400th Commission, and Michele Pecoraro, executive director of Plymouth 400, Inc.
Following the ceremony, NEHGS hosted an open house with free programs and activities for the public to interact with their exhibits and resources.
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