17TH CENTURY PILGRIM IN THE 21ST CENTURY

So, what's it like being a Pilgrim in the 21st century?

I found an article by Darren Garnick (click this link), blogging for the Boston Herald, from November 17th, 2009. He interviews Jonny Larason who worked as a full-time Pilgrim at Plimoth Plantation living history museum. It's an interesting read.

Buckle or no buckle? Which do you prefer? 
One revelation for many is that there were actually no buckles on the heads of Pilgrim men (or women, for that matter). When one visits the museum today, one would find scarves twisted and wrapped about their hats just above the brim. And noticing what the wages were when the article was written, let's hope that being a Pilgrim pays a little better today than it did back in 2009.

The left photo is from a costume retailer website, and the photo at right is of an official historical interpreter, taken on the Mayflower II during our first trip to Plymouth, MA.

November 12, 2012

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UPDATE: Click here to see Stephen Colbert's humorous interpretation of The Buckle, and what it symbolized to him after the Boston Marathon bombing. 

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