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GA-276162-20

Plimoth Plantation, Inc. (Plymouth, MA 02360-2429)
Jessica Rudden-Dube (Project Director: May 2020 to January 2021)
Megan Sharpe (Project Director: January 2021 to present)
Seeds of Change: Transforming the Landscape of 17th-Century Plymouth & Patuxet

Retention of humanities staff to interpret the English and indigenous people's impact on the New England landscape.

Seeds of Change traces the impact of human activity on the Patuxet-Plymouth landscape from 8,000 years before present through the 1630s, when only sixteen years after Mayflower's arrival, English agricultural structures and practices were already fundamentally reshaping New England's landscape and Indigenous-colonial human interactions. The initiative includes several new projects, including the planting of a pre-agricultural Indigenous landscape, the promotion of indigenous plants at the Wampanoag Homesite, the installation of a humoral garden and apothecary exhibit, the transformation of several colonial garden spaces, and a new research initiative focused on Indigenous presence at New England's early grist mills. Seeds of Change will not only improve the interpretive value of Plimoth’s outdoor spaces and innovate new ways of reaching visitors both on-site and online in the post-COVID-19 new normal, it will also support the equivalent of about 7.5 full-time Museum positions.

Project fields:
History, Other; Public History; U.S. History

Program:
Cooperative Agreements and Special Projects (Public Programs)

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$299,953 (approved)
$299,953 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2020 – 12/31/2020