Happy Thanksgiving to those who are celebrating today!

Museum professionals and students aren’t exactly two crowds known for having lots of extra money, but if you can spare anything, Plimoth Plantation needs your help.

On Saturday, November 19, the Francis Cooke house at the living history museum burned down during a hearth cooking demonstration. Those of us who went down on the Boston EMP visit to Plimoth two weeks ago may remember that fire is a distressingly authentic threat to historic village even today.

In the spirit of the holidays, please consider donating even a small amount of money to one of New England’s landmark museums to help them rebuild the Francis Cooke house.