Rotary Club Of Plymouth Donates $10K To Plimoth Patuxet Museums’ Building Project

Plimoth Patuxet Museums has received a $10,000 donation from the Rotary Club of Plymouth in support of its Indigenous Program Building Project.

PlymouthPlans and fundraising are under way to expand the museums’ Indigenous Program with the addition of a modern building that will enable staff to better tell the compelling story of profound change and cultural persistence in the Indigenous homeland in this region. The new building features an amphitheater and exhibit space that can provide year-round programming. The Museum will break ground as soon as fundraising for the project is complete.

“We are tremendously grateful to the Rotary Club of Plymouth,” said Ellie Donovan, Executive Director of Plimoth Patuxet Museums. “This generous donation is a perfect alignment between the Museum’s educational mission and Rotary’s commitment to supporting community projects that serve the public.”

Brad Lopes, the museums’ Director of Wampanoag and Indigenous Interpretation and Training, appreciates the Rotary Club’s investment in a project that will further illuminate Indigenous history, culture, and traditions. “Thank you for sharing in the vision of this project and the multifaceted, engaging way this new building will serve generations to come,” he said.

“Plimoth Patuxet Museums is a preeminent cultural treasure and economic resource to this community,” said Rotary Club of Plymouth’s Charitable Giving Chair, Joe Balboni. “As a long-time supporter of Plimoth Patuxet’s mission, we are delighted to contribute to its future with this gift.”

Rotary Club of Plymouth is part of Rotary International, a 110-year-old global network with 1.2 million members whose stated purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations,and to advance goodwill and peace around the world. It is a non-political and non-sectarian organization open to all people regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender, or political preference.

To learn more about this project and the many ways to help with its completion, contact Plimoth Patuxet’s Development office by email at or by calling 508-503-2668.