The Cape Cod Pilgrim Memorial Association/Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum announced Jay M. Cashman, founder and chairman of Jay Cashman, Inc., and the Cashman Family Foundation, have donated $150,000 to help support the Bradford Access Project.
The initiative involves the construction of an inclined elevator that will help make key commercial areas more accessible for all, while facilitating tourism for the downtown business community.
The Bradford Access Project will strengthen the connection between the Pilgrim Monument on High Pole Hill and the heart of Provincetown. By extending the monument’s “front door” to Bradford Street, it will enable an increased flow of foot traffic between the locations. This will not only enhance accessibility but will also bring added support to Provincetown’s businesses and lasting economic benefits to the community. The project broke ground in May and is expected to be completed in early 2021.
The Bradford Access Project’s inclined elevator is being constructed primarily with local area companies, including Jay Cashman, Inc. These partnerships will help complete a major first step to transform PMPM from a local, community museum into a world-class destination for learning and ensuring the accurate telling of Provincetown’s rich history.
Jay Cashman, Inc. was founded in 1974 in Quincy by Jay Cashman. Since then, the company has grown into one of the country’s preeminent contractors and developers for heavy civil/marine construction, dredging, renewable energy, LNG/concrete tank design, project development, barge/equipment leasing and mechanical construction. The Cashman family’s ties to the Pilgrim Monument date back to its beginning, as Cashman’s great uncle laid the cornerstone when construction began in 1907. In addition, Jay Cashman, Inc. is also donating time and consultancy services to the Bradford Access Project.
“Our company is dedicated to economic development through infrastructure improvements, especially in our local communities,” said Cashman. “My family has deep ties to the Pilgrim Monument, dating back to its construction. We are proud to support this community, the values it represents and help PMPM take this much needed step for their future.”
“With the team of local partners involved in the construction, whom the project will directly benefit, this initiative is all about community,” said K. David Weidner, Ph.D., executive director of the Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum. “We have the deepest gratitude to Mr. Cashman for his very generous donation of money, time and services. The Bradford Access Project will benefit this community for many years to come.”
The Cape Cod Pilgrim Memorial Association, which oversees PMPM, is paying for the Bradford Access Project. Construction will require no public funds and the inclined elevator will operate on land already owned by the Association. In addition to funding from The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod, the project is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council and MassDevelopment.
For more information and updates about the Bradford Access Project, please visit the PMPM website, https://www.pilgrim-monument.org/ and follow PMPM on Twitter and Facebook.