The Great New England Pumpkin Pie Contest
Nov 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Plimoth Patuxet Museums stirs up fun and prizes to find the best pumpkin pie in the region!

Plimoth Patuxet Museums is delighted to gather the New England region around a very special table this fall that will celebrate pumpkin pie and reward bakers for their prize-winning creations.

The Great New England Pumpkin Pie Contest gives contestants the opportunity to enter their best-baked pies to win one of the top three prizes. A panel of celebrity judges will be on hand at Plimoth Patuxet to taste and cast their vote on Sat, Nov. 6.

“We like to say that history is in the baking,” noted Christina Coleman, Plimoth Patuxet Museums’ Director of Public Programs and Hospitality, and organizer of the contest. “This Museum has a long and respected role in Thanksgiving-related programming and historic foodways, and we’re happy to pay tribute to this classic, popular pie that is enjoyed by many during this wonderful season.”

Contest winners will receive The Creative Table cookbook, by Author Michelle M. McGrath, as part of their prize package

Plimoth Patuxet Museums is delighted to present this contest with supporting partners Libby’s, GBH, and South Shore Home Life & Style. Registration is $6 per contestant and is open to both professional and amateur bakers, as well as bakers-in-the-making (amateur bakers under the age of 18) through October 30, 2021. For more information, including dates, contest rules and a list of celebrity judges, visit:

This contest is one of a number of special events and programming planned this fall to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Thanksgiving, including the recently opened exhibit focused on the origins of Thanksgiving, We Gather Together: Thanksgiving, Gratitude, and the Making of an American Holiday. A complete list of Thanksgiving experiences can be found at

About Plimoth Patuxet

Through powerful personal experiences of history, Plimoth Patuxet tells the stories of the Wampanoag people and the English colonists who created a new society – in collaboration and in conflict – in the 1600s. Major exhibits include Mayflower, the historic Patuxet Wampanoag Homesite, the 17th-Century English Village, and the Plimoth Grist Mill. Located less than an hour’s drive south of Boston, and 15 minutes north of Cape Cod, the Museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week. A private, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational institution, the Museum is supported by admission fees, donations, memberships, and revenue from a variety of educational programming, dining and gift shops. Plimoth Patuxet is a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate and receives support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, private foundations, corporations, and local businesses. For more information, visit Follow the Museum on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and Mayflower on Facebook and Instagram.

The Creative Table cookbook, by Michelle M. McGrath, was published in 2020 and became a bestseller in just 10 days.
The cookbook features coastal images of Massachusetts and satisfying, colorful New England centered recipes that fortify the soul, courtesy image
Author Stephen Puleo: Voyage of Mercy at The James Library
Nov 21 @ 2:00 pm
Author Stephen Puleo, courtesy image

The James Library & Center for the Arts, Norwell’s historic community arts center and lending library, presents a fall season of a variety of music, literary programming and art gallery events serving the South Shore at 24 West Street, Norwell.

The remarkable story of the mission that inspired America to donate massive relief to Ireland during the potato famine, which sparked America’s tradition of providing humanitarian aid around the world. Voyage of Mercy tells the incredible story of the famine, the Jamestown voyage, and the commitment of thousands of ordinary Americans to offer relief to Ireland, a groundswell that provided the collaborative blueprint for future relief efforts and established the United States as the leader in international aid.

Tickets: $20 Adults, $10 Students
Tickets on sale at on September 6, 2021

Space is limited due to Covid-19 safety protocols.