PMPM Virtual Gala
Thank you to those who attended and supported our first virtual gala and live auction!
On October 10th, our first-ever virtual gala and live auction helped fulfill the PMPM mission of advancing learning, education and inclusion through its theme, the 400th anniversary of the landing of the Mayflower in Provincetown Harbor and the meeting of the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Tribe.
PMPM President, Courtney Hurst delivered powerful remarks and PMPM Executive Director, K. David Weidner entertained the audience as host for the evening’s event. Local performer and entertainer, Zoë Lewis joined David for much of the night and performed two original songs for the audience. Steven Peters stepped in for Paula Peters to talk about the Museum’s new Wampanoag Exhibit he co-curated, Our Story: The Complicated Relationship of the Indigenous Wampanoag and the Mayflower Pilgrims, and the importance of understanding the truth about the Wampanoag Tribe’s place in history from when the Pilgrims landed in Provincetown 400 years ago to now. We then went on to see a powerful performance by the Wampanoag Nation Singers and Dancers and discuss the significance of song and dance to the native culture. The evening ended with an exciting live auction hosted by David and Zoë that raised over $10,000 for the museum!
With the support of our community and friends from around the world, the gala raised over $25,000.00 for the Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum’s general operating fund. Thank you to all who attended and supported!
A special thank you to our gala planning committee members, Steve Ridini, Betsi Corea, and Steven Peters.
If you were unable to attend the virtual gala and are interested in making a donation to PMPM, please text “PMPM” to 44-321.
Gala Happy Hour
Upon entering the virtual gala, attendees were able to view a happy hour video consisting of gala program information, PMPM updates, sponsor highlights, and more. Background music was provided by the talented, Craig Combs.
Gala Opening Remarks
PMPM President, Courtney Hurst delivers impactful opening remarks to kick off the organizations first-ever, virtual gala and live auction.
Gala Toast and First Performance
PMPM Executive Director, K. David Weidner makes a toast to gala attendees and Zoë Lewis performs one of her original songs about life after quarantine.
Remarks from PMPM’s Executive Director
K. David Weidner talks about PMPM’s mission to advance learning, education, and inclusion and to tell the full, more truthful story about the meeting of the Wampanoag and Pilgrims when the Mayflower first landed in Provincetown 400 years ago.
Virtual Tour of PMPM’s New Wampanoag Exhibit
SmokeSygnals’ Steven Peters walks us through PMPM’s new exhibit he helped curate, Our Story: The Complicated Relationship of the Indigenous Wampanoag and the Mayflower Pilgrims.
Wampanoag Nation Singers and Dancers Performance
The Wampanoag Nation Singers and Dancers deliver a powerful performance through traditional song and dance.