April 1 through November 30, 2013 Special Exhibition

Fleet’s In

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A compelling new exhibition in our spacious East Gallery featuring a private collection of exquisite Eastern Rig  Dragger boat models made by the late Alfred J. Silva, Sr. of Truro, Massachusetts.  Also showcased are oil  paintings by  Arthur Cohen,     Salvatore Del Deo and Nancy Whorf, and related  objects.

These large (1/24 scale) and highly detailed   models replicate actual  fishing boats from the Provincetown fleet circa. 1950 – 1972.  Additionally, the exhibit will include each boat’s banner that was (and still is) carried in the Portuguese Heritage Parade and the Blessing of the Fleet each year.






photographs of a town in transition


Open from April 15, 2012 through November,30 2012 this exhibit invited guests to take a stroll back in time to discover a simpler period in Provincetown through more than fifty photographs, as well as objects from PMPM’s collection. Photographs in the exhibit, many never before shown, were taken primarily during the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. They show a still robust fishing fleet and an economy increasingly influenced by the seasonal influx of artists and tourists. Residents and visitors are pictured working, relaxing and enjoying free time playing, picnicking or just fooling around.




Souvenirs of Provincetown

Painting by Arthur Diehl

Opening April, 1, 2011, this special 2011 exhibit features artwork from the collection of Helen & Napi Van Dereck combined with objects, photographs and other materials from the collection of Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum.





Provincetown and the Civil War

Honoring the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War, PMPM’s 2011 special exhibit examines the role of Provincetown during the Civil War and beyond and features memorabilia, photographs, textiles, uniforms and a rare Civil War volunteer banner.


Mayflower Room

We have renovated our Mayflower Room with three new exhibits dedicated to Pilgrim History, Mayflower stamps and products inspired by the Pilgrims.



Around the Town

The Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum (PMPM) is pleased to announce an exhibition of Paintings and Prints from the Collection of Helen and Napi Van Dereck presented with objects and photographs from the Collection of the PMPM. The exhibit uses more than 20 pieces of artwork from Van Dereck’s large collection of town-related art combined with objects from the Museum’s collection to give depth to the subject portrayed in the paintings.

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