Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Plymouth's 400th

I wonder how many Native Americans will be singing Happy Birthday:

"Plymouth seeks funds for 400th Mayflower anniversary" by Katheleen Conti Globe Staff  May 11, 2016

Plymouth 400 Inc. is rushing to get commitments from the state government and private companies to help fund the estimated $16 million cost of the events that will take place over a 14-month period, and to rope in broader support the organizers are pitching the Plymouth commemoration as but the first in a number of historical anniversaries that Massachusetts could turn into a tourism bounty.

They “saw the potential for economic impact in these anniversaries.” 

It's the latest gig they can get.

Plymouth 400 has been allocated about $700,000 from the state’s economic development marketing arm, and the town of Plymouth has kicked in smaller amounts over the past four years, Pecoraro said. The group is also raising funds through community events and with the sale of its own license plates through the Registry of Motor Vehicles.... 

I thought they arrived in ships.


RelatedA Mayflower for the modern age

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