The Pilgrims

The challenges the Pilgrims faced in making new lives for themselves still resonate almost 400 years later: the tensions of faith and freedom in American society, the separation of Church and State, and cultural encounters resulting from immigration.

About the Film

My American Experience

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Share Your Story

When did your family come to America? Can you trace your lineage back to the Pilgrims? Who in your family was the first to immigrate to the U.S.? Did they come seeking opportunity... and did they find it? What was their American dream?

  • Additional funding for this program was provided by

  • Arthur Vining Davis Foundations
  • The Annenberg Foundation
  • The Lilly Endowment
  • NEH