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2018 FEATURED EXHIBIT

Wampanoag WorldPatuxet to Plymouth 
On Display: Saturday, February 24th through December 30th, 2018 

Who were the original residents of Plymouth? Wampanoag World: Patuxet to Plymouth captures the vitality and persistence of the Wampanoag people of Patuxet through 10,000 years of lived experience to the founding of Plymouth Colony in 1620.  Displays of Native artifacts illustrate craft, trading networks, family and social experience, and maritime and agricultural lifeways.

A highlight is a two-month showing in February and March of “Our Story: 400 Years of Wampanoag History”, a traveling exhibition based on Wampanoag perspectives, presented by Plymouth 400, Inc. and produced by the Indian Spiritual and Cultural Training Council and SmokeSygnals Marketing and Communications.


2018 UPCOMING EVENTS

(VIEW 2018 PAST EVENTS HERE)


“Our Story: 400 Years of Wampanoag History”
February 1 through March 29, 2018

A traveling exhibition based on Wampanoag perspectives, presented by Plymouth 400, Inc. and produced by the Indian Spiritual and Cultural Training Council and SmokeSygnals Marketing and Communications.


February Kids Week – Family Programs at Pilgrim Hall
Monday, February 19th –Friday, February 23rd
Sponsored by The Rotary Club of Plymouth

Celebrate February vacation week with a series of family-friendly activities for children at Pilgrim Hall Museum. Bring the youngsters and enjoy book readings, arts and crafts, and programs from 10 to 11 am and 1 to 2 pm, plus Treasure Hunts for all ages every day throughout the day. Kids Week programs are entertaining and educational for young learners, and there’s plenty for grown-ups to explore, too, in the unique galleries of the nearly 200-year-old institution. Get out of the cold, and experience fun learning adventures in an interactive family setting!

Monday, February 19th – 10 am to 2 pm
Musket Day at the Museum
Colorfully costumed re-enactors from the New Plimmoth Gard brandish pikes, swords and muskets to commemorate the establishment of Plymouth’s first colonial militia. Meet the Gardsmen to learn about defense, warfare, and daily life in 17th-century Plymouth Colony. Includes live musket volleys on the Museum lawn!

Tuesday, February 20th
Meet the Author Book Reading10 to 11 am
Artist Heidi Mayo, author of Nelson Telson: The Story of a True Blood, presents the story of eleven-year-old Mariah Miller, who is so shy she’d rather be an animal than a human! Enchantment abounds when she finds a magic spearhead on the beach that allows her to talk to a wise old horseshoe crab and a host of other animals. Reading followed by Nelson Telson craft activities. Appropriate for ages 8-12.

Mapping Massachusetts – 1 to 2 pm
Explore a gigantic map of Massachusetts rolled out on the Museum floor to learn fun stories about the State and enjoy mapping activities with educator Kathy Babini. Appropriate for all ages.

Wednesday, February 21st
Native American Book Reading10 to 11 am
Enjoy a reading of Joseph Bruchac’s Squanto’s Journey: The Story of the First Thanksgiving and participate in craft activities with educators Judy Fosdick and Tedda Lindeman. In 1620, an English ship called the Mayflower landed on the shores inhabited by the Wampanoag people, and it was Squanto who welcomed the newcomers and taught them how to survive in the rugged land they called Plymouth. Appropriate for ages 5-11.

Meet the Author Book Reading1 to 2:30 pm
Discover Barnicle and Husk: The Adventure Begins. Barnicle is a crafty cat who travels the world on ships as a stowaway. In 1620, he finds himself on the Mayflower along with 102 Pilgrims and a timid little mouse named Husk. As they travel over rough seas from England to the New World, Barnicle learns that mice can be more than just a cat’s tasty snack. Still, he has his own adventures to seek, and the two friends part ways when they arrive in the New World. Author Mary Shields read excerpts from the book, and presents a lively program of games and activities, including make-and-take items to bring home. Keep your eyes out for a special visit from Barnicle and Husk in person! Appropriate for ages 5-11.

Thursday, February 22nd
Meet the Author Book Reading!10 to 11 am
Plymouth Rock talks! And the famous boulder has stories to share in The Secrets of Plymouth Rock by Diane Finn. Enjoy a reading of the book by the author, and participate in craft activities, including making your own googly-eyed Rock to bring home! Appropriate for ages 5-11.

Mayflower Trunk & Wampanoag Basket – 1 to 2 pm
Explore the everyday world of the Pilgrims and the Native Americans through their belongings. Help unpack the reproduction Mayflower passenger’s trunk and a Wampanoag family’s basket and participate in hands-on activities with educator Donna Curtin. Appropriate for ages 5-11.

Friday, February 23rd
Meet the Author Book Reading!10 to 11 am & 11 am to 12 pm
Author and illustrator Frimma Buckman reads her story, David the Bus Driver, and teaches the art of book illustration. Learn to write and illustrate a book yourself, and make one to take home! Appropriate for ages 5-11.

Mayflower Trunk & Wampanoag Basket – 1 to 2 pm
Explore the everyday world of the Pilgrims and the Native Americans through their belongings. Help unpack the reproduction Mayflower passenger’s trunk and a Wampanoag family’s basket and participate in hands-on activities with educator Donna Curtin.Appropriate for ages 5-11.


Women’s History Month at PHM
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Lecture, 6:30 to 7:30 pm
How Plymouth Women’s Work Saved Plymouth Colony
By David Furlow & Lisa Pennington

Join early Americanists David Furlow and Lisa Pennington for a fresh look at how women may have impacted the survival and success of Plymouth Colony in this lively illustrated presentation. Furlow, editor of the Journal of the Texas Supreme Court Historical Society and an expert on Mayflower passenger Isaac Allerton, and Pennington, a trailblazing Texas attorney and advocate for women in the law, are keen investigators of the colonial world of the Pilgrims. Free and open to the public. Doors open at 6 pm; lecture begins at 6:30 pm.


Shipwrecked! An Irish Whiskey Tasting Event for the Sparrowhawk
Friday, March 16th, 6 to 8 pm
Pilgrim Hall Museum, 75 Court Street
Sponsored by Pioppi’s Package Store

Celebrate Plymouth’s first Irish arrivals, who shipwrecked off the coast in 1626 aboard the vessel Sparrowhawk. Savor fine cask, barrel, and single malt whiskies and Irish-themed light appetizers at this special after-hours event at Pilgrim Hall Museum. Proceeds help fund deep research on the 17th-century shipwrecked remains of the Sparrowhawk, which has been part of Pilgrim Hall’s collection since 1889. Mingle with expert distillers, maritime historians, and get a close look at a selection of ancient ship timbers! Includes four tasting stations, mini-presentations on the historic shipwreck and trending Irish sips, as well as the chance to “adopt” a timber in support of the Sparrowhawk Research Project. Tickets are $22 per person, $20 members. Cash bar available for wine, beer and other beverages.

Click here to purchase tickets for the event.
For more information, please call 508-746-1620, ext. 7.


April Lecture Series – Wednesday mornings 
Join us for light refreshments and new perspectives on a range of historical topics each Wednesday morning this month. Coffee and refreshments served at 9:30 am; program begins promptly at 10:00 am.

Backroads of the South Shore 14th Annual History Symposium
Saturday, April 14th — 9:30 am to 3 pm
“Coastal Colony: The 17th Century on the South Shore”
The Spire Center for the Performing Arts, 25 Court Street, Plymouth
 
$15 admission includes morning refreshments. Registration begins at 9 am; program begins at 9:30 am. Reservations recommended. For more information or to reserve tickets, contact Paula Fisher, Director of Marketing and Group Services at the Plymouth County Convention and Visitors Bureau, at 508-747-0100 or paula.fisher@SeePlymouth.com.


 

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


   

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Updated February 16, 2018

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