New Film Explores ‘Behind The First Thanksgiving’

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Plimoth Patuxet Museums announces the national premiere of the Smithsonian Channel’s new film “Behind the Holiday: The First Thanksgiving.” The premiere screening will be held at Plimoth Patuxet Museums on Saturday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. 

Guided by interviews with curators and experts, including Wampanoag tribal historians, the film explores the authentic origins of the holiday. Cinematic, historically accurate recreations filmed at Plimoth Patuxet Museums’ 17th-Century English Village, the Historic Patuxet Homesite, and Mayflower II, bring the story to life, while objects from the Smithsonian collections transport viewers back in time.

Tickets to the film screening are free to the public on a first come, first served basis. As a supplementary event option, guests will also have the opportunity to purchase tickets to a pre-screening reception at 6 p.m., featuring a meet and greet with the film’s producers. Guests may also purchase a snack box of specialty curated treats to enjoy while watching the film, as well as attend an after screening Q&A with Plimoth Patuxet Museums’ scholars and filmmakers.

Tickets to the film screening are free to the public, available on a first come, first served basis at