Every year Pilgrim Hall Museum commemorates Forefathers Day in honor of the Dec. 21, 1620 landing of the Pilgrims in Plymouth. As part of that commemoration, the museum offers a teen essay contest to encourage Plymouth students to think about the Pilgrims and their experience. This year, Pilgrim Hall Museum asks, “What lessons have we learned from the Pilgrims?”
The contest is open to any student in grades 10 through 12 who is a Plymouth resident or enrolled in Plymouth schools, or a child (or grandchild) of a Pilgrim Society member. The deadline to submit a 200-word essay answering this question is Nov. 16. The winning essay will be selected based on content and spirit. The winner will receive tickets for themselves and their parents (or grandparents) to the 193rd Forefathers Day Dinner (Friday, Dec. 21) where they will have an opportunity to meet the evening’s guest speaker. The winner will also receive a gift certificate to Barnes & Noble Booksellers.
Entries should be submitted to Ann Berry, executive director, by Nov. 16, either by mail to Pilgrim Hall Museum, 75 Court St., Plymouth, MA 02360 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Hard copy submissions should have the student’s name and classroom information on the back of the page.