2020 is the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower ship sailing from Plymouth to the New World. The Pilgrims from Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire were influential in that voyage and had lived and worshipped in this region many years before they set sail. Their first attempt to seek religious freedom was to try and escape from Scotia Creek, near Boston.
Mayflower 400 is a national programme to promote and raise awareness of the anniversary and the destinations across England connected to the story – to encourage visitors to come and explore England. With millions of Americans descending from the passengers on the ship, Mayflower descendants are being invited to come and follow in the footsteps of their Pilgrim ancestors.
A further project to build on wider American Connections is being supported by Lincolnshire County Council also aiming to drive growth in American visitors to England, through developing new itineraries, guided tour product and developing new marketing and distribution channels.
How to register?
All of our sessions are free to attend and spaces are allocated on a first come, first served basis. To avoid disappointment, we recommend that you book early using the register link above.