Pilgrim Hall Museum's Mayflower Kids Challenge

Pilgrim Hall Museum
75 Court Street
Plymouth , MA
Phone: 508-746-1620

Monday, May 4, 2020 to Tuesday, June 30, 2020

JOIN THE MAYFLOWERKIDS CHALLENGE! Did you know that over 30 boys and girls were passengers aboard the Mayflower in 1620? All of the historical Mayflower kids will be featured in an upcoming Pilgrim Hall Museum exhibit with a recreated image to represent each individual. Your challenge is to create your own photo portrait of a boy or girl who sailed across the Atlantic in 1620! Your portrait will become part of a digital collection to be launched this summer as our contribution to Free Fun Fridays. The challenge is open to any kid who wants to participate! To sign up, see our easy-step guidelines.

Five Easy Steps to Join the Challenge:

1.     Select a Mayflower kid to represent. Choose a boy or girl whose age in 1620 is close to your own! Click here for a list of Mayflower children and their ages. You can also look up details about your passenger at Caleb Johnson's MayflowerHistory.com.

2.     Research a 17th-century style costume that you can recreate using materials at home. Visit our Historypin collection for examples of how kids dressed in 1620 or do additional research on your own.

3.     Have your photo taken against a plain background, like an empty wall or plain sheet. Be sure to focus clearly! Full-length pictures are fun to try, but include a half-length or head-and-shoulders shot, too.

4.     A parent or guardian needs to do this next step: review our terms of agreementbefore uploading the submission. It says that by submitting photos, you agree to allow the Museum to add the images of your child or legal ward to our digital collections and use them for exhibition, catalog, and related media purposes.

5.     Submit up to three photos of at least 300 dpi to curator@pilgrimhall.org by June 30th, 2020. Tell us which Mayflower child you are representing; your name, age, town and state; who took the picture and the date it was taken. We will create an online exhibit to launch at pilgrimhall.org on Friday, August 7th, in honor of Free Fun Fridays. Selected images may also be featured in upcoming Pilgrim Hall Museum exhibitions and related materials.