January 11 – November 21
10.30am – 4.30pm
Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum
Today, an incredible 20 million Americans can trace their ancestry back to those founding Pilgrim Fathers. Worcestershire is one of 11 Mayflower partner locations in England working with local, national and international partners to commemorate the anniversary and as a result Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum is to host an exhibition, Mayflower400.
Worcestershire was the home of one of those founding fathers, Edward Winslow. Born in Droitwich and educated school at Kings School, Worcester, Winslow would go on to serve as Governor at Plymouth Colony. The exhibition draws on 17th century archaeology and costume. A fascinating collection of indigenous American and Canadian objects from the World Cultures Collection, a significant and unique collection in Worcestershire, will also be displayed to explore the voyage and its legacy. The exhibition will also shine a spotlight on difficult stories of colonialism and the European occupation of the Alaskan shores and seas beyond the Mayflower years. Entry is free.