Lehi's Thanksgiving Point was recently mentioned in a New York Times article featuring traditional Thanksgiving holiday activities and re-enactments of the first Thanksgiving.

Neil Genzlinger's article talked about common myths children are taught in grade school about the original Thanksgiving feast.

"I now realize that this archetypal, grade-school re-enactment is no more accurate than a James Frey memoir, because I’ve been talking to people who take their Thanksgiving portrayals far more seriously," Genzlinger wrote.

Genzlinger mentioned villages, farms and plantations in the New England states that re-enact the first Thanksgiving in accurate fashion, complete with costumes and a real 1621 bounty of food.

That's where Thanksgiving Point comes in.

"You don’t have to be in New England to experience a recreated version of the Plymouth Thanksgiving. You could be, for instance, at one of the 'Eat Like a Pilgrim' dinners at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi, Utah," Genzlinger wrote. "If you go, though, expect to get messy.

“Guests are seated on rustic wooden benches and are encouraged to eat with their God-given utensils — fingers,” which is how the Pilgrims probably ate, said Brittany M. Loose, public events manager at Thanksgiving Point. Diners are provided with three-foot-square napkins.

The article states that Thanksgiving Point wasn't created with Thankgiving in mind, but decided in recent years to host some kind of celebration around the holiday.

To read the entire article, go to nytimes.com.

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