Annual Lighting commemorating the Mayflower’s first landfall will take place at 6:00 p.m. ET; There will be no in-person event at the Pilgrim Monument
PROVINCETOWN, Mass., Nov. 1, 2022 – The Cape Cod Pilgrim Memorial Association, conducting business as the Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum (PMPM), will hold the 2022 Annual Lighting of the Monument at 6:00 p.m. ET on Friday, Nov. 11, 2022. While there will not be an in-person event and the PMPM grounds will be closed to the public, residents and observers are encouraged to get “Loud for the Lights” when they come on.
The Annual Lighting takes place each November 11 to commemorate the day in 1620 when the Mayflower Pilgrims marked in their diaries as having made first landfall in the new world and signed the historic Mayflower Compact in Provincetown Harbor. It should be noted that the Pilgrims were observing the Julian calendar which was in use at the time. The Pilgrim Monument will be lit until the new year in honor of the time the Mayflower spent on the Outer Cape before sailing onto Plymouth, Mass.
- Who: The Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum
- What: The Annual Lighting of the Pilgrim Monument
- When: Friday, Nov. 11, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. ET
- Where: The lighting will be live-streamed. No in-person event will be held and the PMPM grounds will be closed to the public.
PMPM is Cape Cod’s oldest non-profit organization and pursues a mission of TRUTH: Tolerance | Respect | Unity | Trust | Her/His/Their-story. To help the organization keep standing tall, conduct educational programs and “keep the lights on,” please support the Annual Lighting appeal and visit https://www.pilgrim-monument.org/annual-lighting/.
The Pilgrim Monument, completed in 1910 to commemorate the Mayflower Pilgrims’ first landing in the new world and signing of the historic Mayflower Compact, welcomes pilgrims of every kind to Provincetown. To learn more about the history behind the Annual Lighting, please click here.
About the Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum
Founded in 1892, the Cape Cod Pilgrim Memorial Association, doing business as the Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum (PMPM), is Cape Cod’s oldest 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Its dedication to cultivating truth, education and inclusion fuels its mission to preserve the rich heritage of Provincetown and its original inhabitants, the Wampanoag Nation. This includes focus on such historic events as the first landing of the Pilgrims in 1620 in Provincetown Harbor and the signing of the Mayflower Compact. PMPM is located on High Pole Hill Road in Provincetown, Massachusetts. For more information, please visit https://www.pilgrim-monument.org/.