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Pilgrim Hall Museum 200th Anniversary Hometown Salute Free Weekend Activities (Plymouth)
January 27 @ 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-12pm – Hometown Favorites – share your favorite Plymouth photograph, document or memory to add to a digital community collection. Bring in a photograph, letter or other scannable material that reflects what Plymouth means to you or come with a brief story to be recorded and archived at America’s oldest continuous museum.
2pm-4pm – Music in the Hall – enjoy local musicians and light refreshments in the Museum’s original gathering place.
2pm – The Chordage Ensemble, featuring clarinetist Marguerite Levin and musicians on flute, oboe, and bassoon, presents a program of new and classical chamber music.
3pm – Local singer songwriter Abigail Vail showcases her original country-style compositions on guitar.
Event calendar courtesy of See Plymouth.