I don’t often post about purely local events, but since this one has ties to national history, here goes:
Plimoth Plantation in Massachusetts, the site of the first Thanksgiving, will host “Out at Plimoth Plantation” on September 13. The event will “offer a glimpse into the lives of 17th century LGBT pilgrims and Native Americans,” according to Bay Windows. The day includes two historical presentations and a traditional Thanksgiving dinner.
The Plantation’s PR manager, Jennifer Monac, told Bay Windows, “At Plimoth Plantation we feel that history is everybody’s story,” and stressed that the event was meant to be a family affair: “We want same-sex parent families to feel that they can come with their children for a place that’s safe for them to be who they are for the day, explore the sites and really enjoy it as a family experience.”
This isn’t the American history I grew up with—and that’s a good thing.