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Lithograph of Pilgrims landing in Plymouth

MAYFLOWER 1620-2020: History & Four Centuries of Descendants – Are You One of Them?

November 16 @ 10:00 am12:00 pm
| Cost: $18 | Cost for Members: $15

This is an online class!

Four hundred years ago, the Mayflower ship set sail from Plymouth, England. Throughout this coming year, this event will be commemorated by four countries – the USA, Netherlands, UK and the Wampanoag Nations. Join genealogist Dave Robison to explore this historical event in greater detail. Learn what drove the 102 passengers to take this voyage and risk their lives to get here. How did they survive a brutal New England winter? Are you a Mayflower descendant? Learn the details of this historical voyage and discover the tools to research your family history and Mayflower ancestry.

Instructor: Dave Robison
Monday, 10 am – 12 noon
One class: November 16

Online Class Instructions

Upon registration, you will receive an invitation from the Museum School to join the online lecture in the (free) Zoom application.

Watch this orientation video if you are new to Zoom: https://youtu.be/hIkCmbvAHQQ. You may download and install the Zoom application at any time. We recommend you do this at least one day prior to your first online class. Choose the download option that best fits your technology. Unless you will be using an iPad or mobile device, the first option is most likely the one you’ll need.

1. Class will begin at 10 AM sharp. Dave Robison will be on Zoom 15 minutes before the class starts.
2. We strongly recommend that you log-in at least 10 minutes before the start of class to be sure you are connected.
3. Connection is better if you close all web browsers on your computer while on Zoom.
4. Due to high volume on Zoom, connection may be imperfect at times.
5. If you have technical issues during class, quit Zoom and then login again. If you still have trouble, shut down your computer, wait 2-minutes, and then try again.
6. You may wish to have your camera and microphone on during class, as this helps with feeling connected, however, camera mode is optional. You’re encouraged to ask questions during this class.
7. You may want to add a photo to your profile; see these instructions. This is optional.
8. Wear a headset or earbuds or close a door to help limit background noise.
9. Plan ahead. Gather whatever ancestry information you already have.


November 16
10:00 am–12:00 pm


Zoom App
MA United States


Museum School
413.263.6800, ext. 377 or 382


Cost for Members: