Provincetown 400 Task Force Officially Launches Countdown to 2020

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WHAT:                 The Provincetown 400 Task Force will officially launch the countdown to the 2020 commemoration at a press conference at the Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum (PMPM) on Monday, December 10, 2018 at 11:00am. The press conference will feature information about Provincetown 400 signature events, volunteer opportunities and will unveil the updated Provincetown 400 Website. The Provincetown 400 Task Force is under the leadership of the PMPM and includes members of the community who have been meeting regularly since 2018 to guide the town’s commemoration activities in recognition of the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the Mayflower Pilgrims and their interactions with the Wampanoag nation. The word commemoration is used regarding the quadricentennial to recognize the importance of the relationship between the colonists and the Wampanoag nation.
WHO:
Betsi Corea, Vice President, PMPM Board of Trustees
Dr. K. David Weidner, Executive Director, PMPM
Steven Peters, Wampanoag nation representative, Ptown 400 Task Force
Richard Pickering, Deputy Executive Director, Plimoth Plantation
Susan Belekewicz, Executive Director, General Society of Mayflower Descendants
WHEN:              Monday, December 10, 2018 –  11:00am
 WHERE:          Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum
1 High Pole Hill Road
Provincetown, MA
 About the Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum
Dedicated in 1910, the Monument commemorates the first landing of the Mayflower Pilgrims in Provincetown in 1620.  Here they signed the historic Mayflower Compact, the first agreement to establish a government by the people in the ‘new world;’ which became the cornerstone of American democracy. They explored the Cape for five weeks before sailing on to Plymouth. At 252 feet, the Monument is an engineering marvel and the tallest granite tower in the United States. Visitors can climb the Monument’s 116 steps and 60 ramps at a leisurely pace and enjoy a breathtaking view of the entire Cape and visit our webcam for a live “View from the Top.” The Provincetown Museum at the base of the Monument presents engaging exhibitions of important chapters in our national heritage and the Town’s history and oversees Provincetown 400, the committee developing the commemorations for 2020, the 400thanniversary of the Mayflower voyage and landing in Provincetown.  Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum is a non-profit educational, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization. For more information please visit pilgrim-monument.org.


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