Performing the Pilgrims
A Study of Ethnohistorical Role-Playing at Plimoth Plantation
An inquiry into how portrayals of the Pilgrims evolved from glorification to more accurate interpretations of history through performance
Traces how the representation of pilgrim settlers to North America has evolved over the past hundred years at the Living Museum of Seventeenth-Century Plymouth, in the town of Plimoth Plantation. Beginning with simple glorification of their ancestors, people acting out the parts began more realistic portrayals, particularly after the cultural revolution of the 1960s.