Squanto’s Story

Katy Cawkwell The story of Tisquantum, generally known as Squanto, is one of the most fascinating elements of the Mayflower narrative. Taken as a slave by an earlier European expedition to America, Squanto managed to return to his homeland and played a pivotal role in helping the Mayflower’s passengers communicate with the Wampanoag Native AmericanContinue reading “Squanto’s Story”

Native Americans in Plymouth

The Box The Box | Tavistock Place | Plymouth | Devon PL4 8AX 01752 304774 Email Facebook Twitter Plymouth is often seen as a place of departure, yet it’s also a port of arrival. Native Americans have been coming to the city for over four hundred years. Some have arrived through captivity, others by choice,Continue reading “Native Americans in Plymouth”

Wampum: Stories from the Shells of Native America

The Box The Box | Tavistock Place | Plymouth | Devon PL4 8AX 01752 304774 Email Facebook Twitter Three years ago, The Box began a creative collaboration with the Wampanoag Nation. They are the People of the First Light, who have lived in the American eastern woodlands for 12,000 years. Their history and culture isContinue reading “Wampum: Stories from the Shells of Native America”

Wampanoag Pottery Commission

The Box The Box | Tavistock Place | Plymouth | Devon PL4 8AX 01752 304774 Email Facebook Twitter As well as the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower, 2020 also sees Plymouth’s first artistic collaboration with the Wampanoag people thanks to a new commission from The Box.  ‘This is significant and symbolic forContinue reading “Wampanoag Pottery Commission”

Mayflower 400 Podcasts

The Box The Box | Tavistock Place | Plymouth | Devon PL4 8AX 01752 304774 Email Facebook Twitter If you enjoyed yesterday’s Live Q&A with Dr Kathryn Gray and Jo Loosemore, you might be interested to know they’ve recorded a series of podcasts as part of the development of The Box‘s ‘Mayflower 400: Legend andContinue reading “Mayflower 400 Podcasts”

My Mayflower and Mayflower II

Welcome to the last day of this year’s History Festival, and our second day exploring the Mayflower story and its links with Plymouth. We have lots of interesting things to share with you throughout the day, including podcasts recorded by Dr Kathryn Gray and Jo Loosemore – the stars of yesterday’s live Q&A – andContinue reading “My Mayflower and Mayflower II”

Mayflower: The Living Legacy

The Box The Box | Tavistock Place | Plymouth | Devon PL4 8AX 01752 304774 Email Facebook Twitter Although the Mayflower left Plymouth on 6 September 1620, its legacy can still be seen in the city today. 400 years on, we have Mayflower Street, several roads in Eggbuckland named after some of the ship’s passengers,Continue reading “Mayflower: The Living Legacy”

Mayflower: Did You Know?

Mayflower Mavericks Twitter Email Mayflower Mavericks are a group who campaign for more acknowledgement of slavery and colonialism in the story of early America. They have sent us some quotes to consider regarding the years that followed the Mayflower’s journey. Connecting the Mayflower & Plymouth, Devon, UK with Plymouth Massachusetts and the start of theContinue reading “Mayflower: Did You Know?”

Plymouth 1620: The Place, the People, the Evidence

Plymouth 1620 Email Facebook Twitter To mark the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower, Plymouth Archaeology Society with support from The National Heritage Lottery and Mayflower 400, have launched an exciting new project entitled ‘Plymouth 1620: the place, the people, the evidence’. The project invites all Plymouth local history groups and enthusiasts to research and share what life was like across Plymouth in the 1600s.  What do youContinue reading “Plymouth 1620: The Place, the People, the Evidence”

Mayflower: Picturing the Past

The Box The Box | Tavistock Place | Plymouth | Devon PL4 8AX 01752 304774 Email Facebook Twitter Commemorating the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower in 2020, means considering Plymouth in 1620. What did it look like? Where were the streets? Who lived there? While we have some archives about the period,Continue reading “Mayflower: Picturing the Past”