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Plymouth, Massachusetts
Uncovering Plymouth’s History
For more than 40 years, the NEH has helped Plimoth Plantation bring American history to life. Image courtesy of Muns (CC 2.0) via Wikimedia Commons.

Plimoth Plantation provides experiential learning about the 17th-century Plymouth colony to visitors from across the nation and world. As a major tourism attraction, Plimoth Plantation is also economically significant to its region. Recognizing both its role in national civic life and the local economy, the NEH has provided major funding for the institution since 1979. From helping the museum build its visitor center, to providing support for educational programs, to ensuring that the plantation is accessible, the NEH has helped Plimoth Plantation become a resource for all who visit. Most importantly, the NEH has supported the major reinterpretations that were necessary to ensure that the past is being portrayed both accurately and engagingly.

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