Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum

A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at the Pilgrim Monument on Wednesday, June 1

PROVINCETOWN, Mass., May 18, 2022 – The Cape Cod Pilgrim Memorial Association, conducting business as the Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum (PMPM), will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony to launch its new inclined elevator at 11:00 a.m. ET on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at 1 High Pole Hill Road in Provincetown, Massachusetts.

Named the Bradford Access Project, the inclined elevator extends PMPM’s front door down to Bradford Street, creating a robust physical and economic link between the Monument and Provincetown’s commercial center. All visitors to the Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum can now enjoy easy, ADA-compliant (Americans with Disabilities Act) access to the top of High Pole Hill from the Bas Relief Park. This will not only enhance accessibility but will also bring added support to Provincetown’s businesses and lasting economic benefits to the community. The project broke ground in May of 2020 and was completed in late 2021.

  • Who: The Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum.
  • What: PMPM will host a ribbon cutting ceremony in celebration of its new inclined elevator.
  • When: Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. ET.
  • Where: The Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum
    1 High Pole Hill Road, Provincetown, Mass., 02675

The ceremony will last about 30 minutes and will be attended by local and state politicians, top donors and dignitaries. All are welcome to attend and may register here.

The Bradford Access Project operates on land owned by PMPM. Requiring no public funds, the project was supported by The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod, the Massachusetts Cultural Council and MassDevelopment. In addition, generous donations were made by Jay M. Cashman, founder and chairman of Jay Cashman, Inc. and the Cashman Family Foundation, Kenneth Okin, Chester Fojas and others.

PMPM is Cape Cod’s oldest non-profit organization and pursues a mission of TRUTH: Tolerance | Respect | Unity | Trust | Her/History. 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 Bradford Access Project and the Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum, please visit: https://www.pilgrim-monument.org/bradford-access-project/

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/.

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