The New Plimmoth Gard, a 17th-century militia re-enactment group, will gather in the middle of Town Square on Feb. 17 and march to the Training Green on Sandwich Street to demonstrate Colonial-era military drills. The re-enactors will be using their pikes and firing muskets from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. to honor the anniversary of what they call “Establishment Day,” which was the day in 1621 that the Mayflower passengers called a meeting to organize and protect themselves, and chose Myles Standish to serve as their military captain. For more information about the New Plimmoth Gard, visit www.newplimmothgard.org.
Pikes, muskets, and militiamen
You've reached the limit of 10 free articles a month
Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.
- High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
- Convenient access across all of your devices
- Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
- Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
- Less than $1 a week