Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Pilgrim Hall Museum is bringing back its April lecture series. It's free to Plymouth residents and museum members.
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Tuesday, March 26
2013 April Lecture Series Coffee at 9:30 a.m., lectures begin at 10 a.m. Join us each Wednesday morning in April for lectures inspired by the “I’ve Been There”: Souvenirs of Pilgrim Plymouth exhibit. Each program will last about an hour, including time for questions. All lectures are included with museum admission; no charge for Plymouth residents or members of Pilgrim Hall Museum. April 3 – Souvenirs of the Old Colony Katie MacDonald, The Ruby Winslow Linn Curator, Old Colony Historical Society As symbols gathered from personal, local, and national experiences, souvenirs are often overlooked glimpses into what people have found important at different moments in history. Examples drawn from the collection of the Old Colony Historical …
Monday, October 15, 2012
In honor of Forefathers Day, Dec. 21, Pilgrim Hall Museum is sponsoring an essay contest for Plymouth students.
Monday, October 15, 2012
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 …
Friday, July 27, 2012
For one night, the usual exhibits at Pilgrim Hall gave way to dining tables as the museum hosted “The History of America in Three Glasses”; a fundraising dinner that featured food, spirits and a little bit of swordplay.
Friday, July 27, 2012
The July 20 event, organized by Pilgrim Society Trustee Peter Balboni and Pioppi’s Package store, featured acclaimed Scottish raconteur Jeremy Bell. As part of his appearance, Bell portrayed Ambrose Gosling, founder of Gosling’s Bermuda Rum Distillery. The evening’s festivities began with a rum tasting in the Museum’s Exhibit Room. Three tasting stations poured signature cocktails from Gosling’s, 10 Cane Rum, and Captain Morgan Black, as servers moved among the crowd with passed appetizers from Piantedosi’s Butcher Shop. Following the cocktail hour, guests moved into the Main Hall for a three course dinner and Bell’s presentation, which used three different spirits to outline the history of the United States. Diners were regaled with …
Friday, June 22, 2012
Submit your photo and it could be Plymouth Patch's photo of the day.
Pilgrim Hall Museum has an amazing collection of Colonial material, including this rare document from 1693. This extremely rare document is the Census List of the Pompposhpissit (Herring Pond, South Plymouth) Native Congregation of 1693, from the Pilgrim Hall Museum Archives, currently on display in Written, Printed, & Drawn. The congregation had 226 members over the age of 10, all Native and listed by head of family, like Squaoppetan with 4, Samsson Waapnut with 5 and Paul Quoi with 3 family members each. Captain Thomas Tupper (1637/8-1706) of Sandwich, who assisted building a meetinghouse for the congregation, conducted the census.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
The grant will go towards making repairs needed after extensive interior water damage occurred last year.
Pilgrim Hall Museum received a $45,000 grant from the Massachusetts Historical Commission to use for restoration of its historic building. The Preservation Projects Fund grant will go towards implementing repairs to maintain the historic structure. Repair and conservation of the roofs, masonry, metalwork, gutters and windows is needed to provide a watertight condition. Last year, extensive interior water damage occurred as a result of the need for these repairs and it is the intent of the Pilgrim Society to prevent any ongoing damage to the structure or artifacts. Executive Director of the Pilgrim Society and Pilgrim Hall Museum Ann Berry said her staff is "thrilled to have the support of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts through a …
Friday, May 18, 2012
It's finally Friday and here's what you ought to know.
1. Saturday is Dye Pot Day at the Harlow Fort House. Take the kids and get dyed. 2. Plymouth Patch will host a live chat with Debra Betz, Republican candidate for state representative of the 12th Plymouth District next Tuesday, May 22. Get your questions ready. 3. Don't forget to vote for Blacklight Sunrise, Plymouth's entry in the final round of Patch's Video Battle of the Bands. 4. The deadline for Plymouth North Seniors to request extra tickets for graduation is Friday, May 18. The request form is available in the main office and on the Plymouth North School News section of the website. Contact Mrs. Serrilla in the main office at 508-830-4400 ext. 18 with any questions. 5. From 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, May 18, Pilgrim Hall Museum will hold …
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Plymouth North seniors can request extra tickets to graduation by tomorrow. Can you believe it's that time already?
1. The Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce is holding a Morning Mixer event at Dimensions in Carver. Join the PACC at the monthly Morning Mixer Event at Dimensions Design & Wellness Studio, 73B Main Street Carver, MA 02330. 8:30-9:30am Coffee and good conversation gets your day off on the right foot as you chat with other local businesses, share potential leads or just say hello. 2. Saturday is Dye Pot Day at the Harlow Fort House. Take the kids and get dyed. 3. Don't forget to vote for Blacklight Sunrise, Plymouth's entry in the final round of Patch's Video Battle of the Bands. 4. The deadline for Plymouth North Seniors to request extra tickets for graduation is Friday, May 18. The request form is available in the main office and on the …
Monday, May 7, 2012
Why go far from home? There are plenty of places to go in Plymouth for your stay-cation.
Why go far from home? There are plenty of places to go in Plymouth for your stay-cation. With such a variety of museums, shops, cultural activities, and activities for the kids why should we ever leave Plymouth? This week's poll asks just that question: where do you go on your stay-cation? Here are our choices, if you don't see one that you think should be on the list, let us know in the comment section below. Vote in our poll below, then share your thoughts in the comments section. If we left your favorite stay-cation place off the list, note that in the comments as well. We'll leave the poll up all week then close voting at 9 a.m. Friday. At noon that day, we'll share your top local pick. Because this poll is not scientific, it is not …
Thursday, April 19, 2012
It's Thursday already. Seems like a short week for some reason.
1.Pilgrim Hall Museum is hosting free programs for kids all week. Today's is a program on birds of prey, presented by the Massachusetts Audubon Society and Blue Hills Trailside Museum at 2 p.m. 2. John Moody and his supporters will host a campaign fundraiser at 6:30 p.m. at the John Carver Inn, tonight. 3. Plimoth Plantation has plenty of activities for the kids during April Vacation week. Check them out here. 4. It's another beautiful day. Upload and share photos of your spring flowers with the rest of us here. 5. Business owners: Did you miss participating in the first Patch Local Business Forum survey? Well, it’s not too late to join the forum for this month’s survey. Let your voice be heard (anonymously) on a variety of important …
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
It's the middle of April Vacation and there's lots to do.
1.David Buckman of Golden Gull Studios is giving a free presentation tonight on the art of framing at Plymouth Center for the Arts at 6:30 p.m. 2.Pilgrim Hall Museum is hosting free programs for kids all week. Today's is a program on birds of prey, presented by the Massachusetts Audubon Society and Blue Hills Trailside Museum at 2 p.m. 3. Plimoth Plantation has plenty of activities for the kids during April Vacation week. Check them out here. 4. It's another beautiful day. Upload and share photos of your spring flowers with the rest of us here. 5. Business owners: Did you miss participating in the first Patch Local Business Forum survey? Well, it’s not too late to join the forum for this month’s survey. Let your voice be heard (anonymously…