ON-LINE Speaker – JO LOOSEMORE
September 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
“MAYFLOWER 400: Legend and Legacy”
2020 marks the 400th anniversary of the sailing of Mayflower from Plymouth to Plymouth Massachusetts. This is a unique opportunity to commemorate the legacy of the passengers and crew who undertook the journey.
The Mayflower set sail on 16th Sept. 1620 to what was then the “New World”. Its passengers were in search of a new life, and they would go on to be known as the Pilgrims and influence the future of the USA in ways they never imagined. More than 30 million people can trace their ancestry to the 102 passengers and app. 30 crew. The Pilgrims were not the first to land in America, but their story is renowned for its themes of freedom and humanity, including relationship between the Native American Wampanoags, and creating the first Thanksgiving.
Jo Loosemore is the Curator of the Mayflower 400 exhibition and The Box in Plymouth, a major new Museum and Arts complex in the heart of the city. The opening of The Box has been delayed but will open as the flagship for the Mayflower 400 commemorations. Jo is also involved in Radio production and presentation (especially the Listening Project for Radio 4 and the British Library), research and outreach and Museum and Theatre education and participation, having been an actor as well! Other work includes Oral history collection and curation and writing books and articles.
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