Our mission is to educate, celebrate and build participation for the restoration and preservation of the Mayflower, commemorating her 400th anniversary in 2020.


After navigating three years of restoration, the Mayflower will be making her debut in Boston Harbor in May of next year, thanks to the dedicated Mayflower Sails 2020 team and the tireless efforts of the ship’s restoration crew​. Collectively the group brings decades of experience in fundraising, marketing and business acumen with a deep passion for history, nonprofits, and the great Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Mayflower Sails 2020, LLC, is a single-member limited liability company wholly owned by Plimoth Plantation which is the proud owner of the Mayflower. Plimoth Plantation is the living museum of 17th-century Plymouth Colony and tribal Native communities throughout southeastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod, and the Islands. Plimoth’s unique and evocative setting, professional staff, and compelling approach to history in an immersive environment provide a guest experience that is at once authentic, engaging, educational and fun. Museum educators appear in classrooms across the country. Online they deliver teaching experiences, short educational films, and lesson plans to schools around the world.

Meet the team powering the Mayflower Sails 2020 project.

Mayflower Sails 2020 Team
Stephen Brodeur – Chair & Founding Sponsor
Magan Munson – CEO
Alison McClearn – CMO
Erika Forsyth – CFO
Gary Kearney – Board of Trustees
David H. Burnham – Board of Trustees
Bill Carey – Board of Trustees


Under the outstanding leadership of Quentin Snediker​, Director of the Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard at Mystic Seaport Museum, and Whit Perry, Director of Maritime Preservation and Operations for Plimoth Plantation, the restoration of the Mayflower is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2019. Just in time for her to make a triumphant return in 2020, as the centerpiece of celebrations commemorating the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims arriving on Massachusetts’ historic shores. Over the past three years at the Mystic Seaport Museum, a crew of 30 maritime artisans, shipwrights, riggers, caulkers, and painters have made steady progress replacing nearly 75% of the ship.

Mayflower Sails 2020, LLC, is a single-member limited liability company wholly owned and controlled by Plimoth Plantation, Inc., a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and is treated as a disregarded entity for federal tax purposes. As such, pursuant to IRS Notice 2012-52, contributions to Mayflower Sails 2020 will be treated as contributions to Plimoth Plantation (EIN 04-2210750) and are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.