The Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum will host a series of community forums to discuss the proposed funicular project that will connect the PMPM to Bradford Street and to the center of Provincetown. The proposed Bradford Access Project involves the construction of a funicular, or tram, laid on a track on a narrow, landscaped strip which will ascend from the Monument’s property immediately next to the Bas Relief Park on Bradford Street up to the PMPM campus. We are inviting the community to learn more about the project and be part of the process by hosting public forums at the PMPM on Saturday, November 4 from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm and on Wednesday, November 8 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm.

“We look forward to meeting with the community to discuss this exciting project that will connect the Pilgrim Monument to the heart of Provincetown,” said Courtney Hurst, President of the PMPM Board of Trustees. “Currently, the impenetrable hill on which we sit acts as a visual and a physical barrier to connecting the town with the Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum. It extinguishes what would otherwise be a powerful historical linkage between the Bas Relief that commemorates the Pilgrims’ signing of the Mayflower Compact, the Monument that honors their first landing, and the museum that tells Provincetown’s story as an accepting and tolerant place that has welcomed pilgrims of all kinds for centuries,” said Courtney Hurst, President of the PMPM Board of Trustees.

We want to create a deeper connection with Provincetown residents and the building of a funicular will do that.

“Improving accessibility is critical to making the connection between PMPM and Provincetown’s residents and visitors, so we’ve been thinking about it for a long time. We’ve identified a tentative solution to achieve these important goals and we’d like to engage the community in conversations to further examine the ideas of our residents and other stakeholders,” said Paul deRuyter, member of the PMPM Board of Trustees and Chair of the Board’s Bradford Access Project Committee.

The forums will give the community an opportunity to hear more about the Bradford Access Project, air any concerns they may have and provide creative input on the project. We will be updating the community on a regular basis through our blog and on our social media platforms while the project is underway. The project is currently in the very early planning phase and construction is proposed to be underway in 2018.