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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
Lectures take place Wednesdays in April, Coffee at 9:30 a.m., Lecture at 10 a.m. which the exception of April 15 (Coffee at 10:30 a.m., Lecture at 11 a.m.)

April 1, Michelle Coughlin, Author and Museum Administrator at the Gibson House Museum, on her new book One Colonial Woman’s World: The Life and Writings of Mehetabel Chandler Coit.

April 8, Stephen O'Neill, Associate Director and Curator, Pilgrim Hall Museum, on the museum's new exhibit, Scenes & Sitters: Paintings from the Collection

April 15, Amy Belding Brown, will discuss her new novel Flight of the Sparrow, based on the true story of Mary Rowlandson, a colonial American woman captured by Native people during King Philips War in 1675. Please note this lecture takes place an hour later than usual, Coffee at 10:30 a.m., Lecture at 11 a.m.

April 22, Speaker TBA

April 29, Michael M. Greenburg, on his new book The Court-Martial of Paul Revere

April Family Week
April 20 - 23, 2015, 2 p.m. each day

Events for families each day, Monday - Thursday, at 2 p.m. including magic shows, nature programs and music! Check back soon for more information.

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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