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Pilgrim Hall Museum 200th Anniversary Hometown Salute Free Weekend Activities (Plymouth)
January 28 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Pilgrim Society launches the 200th anniversary year of Pilgrim Hall Museum with a free weekend of special activities on January 27-28th. A historic Plymouth landmark, Pilgrim Hall was constructed in 1824 as the headquarters of the Pilgrim Society which was founded in 1820. The building was designed primarily to serve as a meeting hall—a place for lectures and dinners. The architect was Alexander Parris who was fond of the Greek Revival style and best known for designing Quincy Market in Boston. Pilgrim Hall also originally included two anterooms for a small library and museum collection. Today, the expanded Museum houses America’s largest collection of Pilgrim possessions as well as a changing exhibition gallery. It is the oldest continuously operating public museum in the country.
10am Wampanoag Coloring Book Workshop – Herring Pond Wampanoag Tribe & The Community Arts Collaborative
This newly launched coloring book features stories of the Herring Pond Wampanoag Tribe and is beautifully illustrated by artist and tribal member Quincy Harding. Enjoy readings, coloring, crafts, songs, and learning activities for families and youngsters presented by Tribal members and local artists.
11am “Jill & The Beanstalk” by Rosalita’s Puppet Show
Puppeteer Charlotte Ann Dore presents an original adaptation of the famous fairytale in an engaging show with handmade marionettes and plenty of interaction to delight younger audiences; well suited for kids age 3-9.
2pm Music in The Hall: Life at Sea with David Coffin
Encounter the voices of sailors, whalers, and fishermen with music educator David Coffin in a participatory program that reveals the life they pursued at sea. Sing along on a shanty (work song) as you learn to “hoist” the sails, “haul” on the lines, and stamp around the capstan! Great for all ages.
Event calendar courtesy of See Plymouth.