Thursday, June 13, 2013

Save Our Ship! Be a Virtual Passenger on Mayflower II

Plimoth Plantation is issuing a challenge -

Can we find 1 million people who care about saving Mayflower II by 2020?

The year 2020 is the landmark 400th anniversary of the arrival of the Mayflower in the New World, and Plimoth Plantation is planning for Mayflower II's full restoration process to be complete by this date.

YOU can give a gift in any amount and be listed as a virtual passenger on the Mayflower II.

At this website you can check back daily and see who else has joined you on board:
The Virtual Passenger List

Everyone who donates will be automatically added to the Virtual Passenger List, and entered to win one of three amazing Exclusive History Experiences as a prize.

1.)   Premier Experience - A Plymouth Maritime and Culinary Journey-  sail on the Mayflower II's shallop and enjoy an elegant dinner at the waterfront restaurant Patrizia's Italy Trattoria, with views of Plymouth Bay.

2.)  Photo Experience - A 17th Century Family Photo Session for up to six people on the grounds of Plimoth Plantation in 17th century finery!

3.)   Membership Experience- One year family membership to Plimoth Plantation for two adults and up to three children, discounts at all museum gift shops, advance ticket sales for events and Thanksgiving dining,  and a chance to name one of Plimoth Plantation's rare-breeds animals.

(The prize winning experiences will be drawn at the Plymouth Farmers Market at Plimoth Plantation on July 25th, no donation is required to enter- you may also enter by emailing with your name and phone number, employees of Plimoth Plantation are not eligible.)

For more information:

The Plimoth Plantation website

The Save Our Ship appeal

The Captain's Blog (Captain Peter Arenstam of the Mayflower II)

Imagine your family in a photo shoot like this at Plimoth Plantation!
This was our family in 2008, after winning a similar photo shoot through a fundraising event

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