Waking the Ancestors

Recovering the Lost Sacred Sounds of Colonial America

Plimoth Plantation program showing fur trade in early America

The National Museum of American History invites you to the premiere of a documentary theater program created by Plimoth Plantation, a Smithsonian Affiliate.
The arrival of Mayflower on the shores of North America in 1620 forever transformed the lives of those living on the continent. Explore the intersection of two religious musical traditions; hymns and psalms from the Church of England and Calvinist congregations, and the sacred song and dance of the Wampanoag, the indigenous people of Cape Cod, the Islands and southern Massachusetts.
Waking the Ancestors is performed by Plimoth Plantation’s Wampanoag and Colonial living history educators.

Saturday, November 5th at 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 6th at 2:00 p.m.

Sunday, November 6th, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Meet the Wampanoag and Colonial living history educators for conversation, music and instrument demonstrations. Flag Hall, 2 West
Waking the Ancestors is part of the the Religion in America initiative, made possible through the generous support of Lilly Endowment Inc.