Plimoth Patuxet Museums Celebrates 75th Anniversary

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Plimoth Patuxet Museums announced today a yearlong celebration of its 75th anniversary in 2022.

“Plimoth Patuxet is proud to be a top destination for visitors to Massachusetts,” said Executive Director Ellie Donovan. “As a leading cultural institution for 75 years, the museum has remained an engaging and enriching place for our local community as well as for visitors from around the U.S. and the world. This year, we’re delighted to celebrate 75 years of living history and look forward to the future of this great American history museum.”

Plimoth Patuxet Museums’ story begins with founder, Henry (Harry) Hornblower II (1917-1985). From an early age, Hornblower was fascinated by the story of the Pilgrims and the Indigenous Peoples of the Northeast and, inspired by the artifacts found on several archaeological digs, wanted to bring that history to life for others. His ambition was to establish a living museum that would bring the story of Plymouth Colony to the world.

Throughout its anniversary year, the museum will offer special programs, activities and events for its audiences. Its social media accounts will feature notable moments from the museum’s history and several publications will examine the museum’s impact on 17th-century history and the field of historical archaeology.

For more information about Plimoth Patuxet Museums’ 75th anniversary programs and events, visit