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“Scenes & Sitters: Paintings from the Collection”
PIDC Changing Exhibition Gallery, Pilgrim Hall Museum
February 1 – May 2, 2015
Exhibit Reception, March 21, 5-7 p.m.

Featuring more than 30 rarely displayed, original paintings from Pilgrim Hall Museum's permanent collection. Among these are the newly restored portrait of Gen. John Winslow, the great-grandson of Mayflower passenger Edward Winslow, and the truly unique portrait of the American artist John Trumbull painted by both Gilbert Stuart and Trumbull himself. Fifteen history paintings depicting episodes from early Massachusetts history will be displayed alongside the portraits, most of these rendered by well known illustrator Henry Botkin. Many of the paintings on display in this exhibit have rarely been seen by the public.

"Scenes & Sitters" is generously sponsored by Cordage Commerce Center with additional support from the LeBaron Foundation and Charles and Jan Tarbox in memory of Brooks Barnes.

February Family Week
February 17 – 19, 2015

Tuesday - Thursday, Family Friendly Crafts 10 a.m. - Noon. (Monday's craft program has been cancelled due to severe weather). Treasure Hunts in the museum all day long. Crafts include quill pen calligraphy, making dream-catchers, drawing a self-portrait, basket weaving and bead necklaces. Visitors under 18 admitted FREE all day long! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Plymouth residents and museum members free.

Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Plymouth

"Scenes & Sitters" Exhibition Reception
March 21, 2015, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Join us in celebrating the opening of our new exhibition! (Please note, this event, originally scheduled for February, has been rescheduled due to weather conditions).

April Morning Lecture Series
Please note day and time of lectures as they vary slightly. Coffee and refreshments are served 30 minutes prior to the lecture time.

April 1, Wednesday, 10 am, “One Colonial Woman’s World,” Michelle Coughlin, Museum Administrator, Gibson House, on her recent book on the life of Mehetabel Coit (1673–1758), author of what may be the earliest surviving diary by an American woman

April 8, Wednesday, 10 am, “A Revolution in Appearance across Eight Portraits,” Stephen O’Neill, Associate Director/Curator of Pilgrim Hall Museum, will highlight several works of art from our currect special exhibition of paintings from the collection

April 15, Wednesday, 11 am, “The Flight of the Sparrow," author Amy Belding Brown on her new historical novel about Mary Rowlandson, a New England woman taken captive by Native Americans during King Philip’s War

April 23, Thursday, 10 am, “The Dream of Miles Standish: Building the Cape Cod Canal,” Timothy Orwig, Instructor in Art and Architectural History, Boston College and Northeastern University, on his recent book

April 29, Wednesday, 10 am “The Court-Martial of Paul Revere,” Michael Greenburg, on his new book about Revere and “America’s forgotten military disaster”

The April Morning Lecture Series is generously sponsored by Powder Horn Press and Cape Auto

April Family Week
Monday – Thursday, April 20 – 23, 2015, 2 p.m. each day
Magic, Live Animals, and Music! Plus Treasure Hunts in the museum all day.

April 20, “Animal Magic Variety Show,” Stephen Brenner

April 21, Meet the Animals, Make a Friendship Bracelet and Plant a Seed with Laurie Amberman and staff of the Soule Homestead Education Center

April 22, “The Adventures of Peter Cottontail,” live animal story time with Mary Beers, Thornton Burgess Society

April 23, Traditional Music and Magic with the “Starry Night Duo”

Visitors under 18 admitted FREE all day long!Children must be accompanied by an adult. Plymouth residents and museum members free.

Sponsored by The Edgar & Pauline Main Family Foundation

Looking toward the Future!
In 2020, we will commemorate the 400th anniversary of the landing of the Pilgrims at Plymouth
(and the 200th anniversary of the founding of the Pilgrim Society).
You can learn more about the plans already being developed by visiting the Plymouth 400 web site at:


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