“I’ve Been There”: Souvenirs of Pilgrim Plymouth
PIDC Changing Exhibition Gallery
Opens February 1, 2013 and runs through the end of the year
The chronicle of the Mayflower Pilgrims has inspired millions of people from around the world to visit Plymouth, Massachusetts, the first English settlement in New England. For hundreds of years, people have come to gaze upon Plymouth Rock where “it all began” in December, 1620 – and to take home some tangible commemoration of their day(s) in the Old Colony town. Whether as personal treasures or gifts for those who remained at home, a great variety of Plymouth souvenirs have been eagerly acquired over the years. Ranging from a “piece of the rock” itself to simple objects with “Plymouth, Mass.” stamped on them, these tokens of remembrance have served generations as evidence and reminders that they indeed followed in Pilgrim footsteps. See how many of these souvenirs you have in your collection.
Exhibit generously sponsored by NorthEast Community Bank.
Green Pastures, Bluegrass & BBQ
Saturday, June 22, 2013
4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Put on your "Casual Western Attire" and enjoy a Bluegrass BBQ catered by Truman’s Catering along with live music by Four Bridges. You can support Pilgrim Hall Museum’s educational programs by bidding in silent and live auctions. Rep. Vinny deMacedo serves as our auctioneer for the live auction. Take home Red Sox tickets, a trip to Nantucket, the Pilgrim Society Wine Cellar, or a lovely piece of art. Don’t miss out on the best party of the summer!
Tickets $75/person - $675/table of 10, RSVP by June 14, 2013
For more information or to purchase tickets by phone, please call 508-746-1620 ext.7
Exhibit Generously sponsored by Entergy
Brethren of the Coast: A Night of Pirates, Privateers, Buccaneers and Corsairs
July 19, 2013
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Pioppi’s annual summer benefit for Pilgrim Hall Museum promises to be another lively evening of Caribbean cocktails, pirate fare, and tales of adventure on the high seas. Tickets at $75 per person are only available through Pioppi’s Package Store – 183 Court Street, Plymouth or 508-746-1943. Proceeds benefit the museum’s programs. Don’t miss this “Jolly Roger” good time!
Generously sponsored by Pioppi’s Package Store
Free Fun Friday
July 26, 2013
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Free admission all day
Pilgrim Hall Museum is participating in the 5th annual Free Fun Fridays program sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation. On Friday, July 26, Pilgrim Hall Museum will open its doors at no cost to visitors all day long. Free Fun Fridays is a program that includes 60 museums and cultural venues across Massachusetts. Each Friday this summer, there will be six venues open for free. The program begins Friday, June 28th and runs through Friday, August 30th. For the full program schedule and to learn more about Free Fun Fridays, please visit: www.highlandstreet.org.
Generously sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation
Pilgrim Hall Museum’s 189th Birthday
9:30 – 4:30
Free admission all day
Join the celebration of the 189th anniversary of the laying of the cornerstone of Pilgrim Hall Museum. Enjoy birthday cake and see the Pilgrim possessions that really did come over on the Mayflower!
Generously sponsored by Newfield House
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: www.plymouthma400.org
If YOU have an idea for something that should be incorporated into the commemorative events, please send it to: firstname.lastname@example.org
On June 10, 2008, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick visited Pilgrim Hall Museum and signed an Executive Order creating a State Commission to plan the commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the Pilgrims in 2020.
Click here for pictures of that event.