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Five Things You Need to Know Today: Feb. 1

Pilgrim Hall Museum reopens today with a yearlong special exhibition titled “I’ve Been There,” featuring souvenirs of Pilgrim Plymouth.

1. The Plymouth Antiquarian Society invites the public to a free tour of Burial Hill at 1 p.m. the first Saturday of each month (except January). Dr. Donna Curtin will lead the Feb. 2 tour, “Love Stories of Plymouth: A Burial Hill Valentine.” Learn about love and romance in old Plymouth and hear stories of some of the town’s most star-crossed couples.

Tours meet at the main Burial Hill stairway; no reservations are required for individuals and families. Participants may traverse steep and slippery slopes; wear appropriate shoes. Severe weather may cancel tour; updates will be posted on the Plymouth Antiquarian Society website.

For a full listing of upcoming tours, visit www.plymouthantiquariansociety.org. For more information contact pasm@verizon.net or call 508-746-0012.

2. Pilgrim Hall Museum, located at 75 Court St., will reopen Feb. 1 with a yearlong special exhibition titled “I’ve Been There,” featuring souvenirs of Pilgrim Plymouth. The exhibit will feature objects from the Museum’s collections and the private collection of James Baker, the well-known Plymouth historian and guest curator for this exhibit. Objects on exhibit will include a wide variety of 19th and 20th century Plymouth souvenirs, including postcards, ceramic and glass plates, candles, toys, dolls, games, novelties, maps and guidebooks.

3. Independence Mall will hold its second charity antiques appraisal event, “Raising by Appraising,” to benefit Big Bother Big Sister, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1. Find out if that old item in your house will make you rich. The cost for appraisals is $10 for one item or $25 for three, with all proceeds to benefit BBBS. Items that can be carried in by hand or pictures of large furniture will be accepted. It is recommended you call 774-776-7228 to make an appointment. Appraisals are completed courtesy of Kelley Auctions of Holbrook, www.kelleyauctions.net. For more information, visit www.independencemall.com.

4. The flu is taking a toll across Massachusetts, here's a list of places in Plymouth whereyou can get a flu shot. Here's a link to a blog about Natural Ways to Prevent or Shorten the Length of the Flu.

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