Don’t miss an evening of education, entertainment, special guest speakers and a live auction to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower’s first landing in Provincetown
PROVINCETOWN, Mass., Oct. 6, 2020 — The Cape Cod Pilgrim Memorial Association (CCPMA), doing business as the Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum (PMPM), today announced it will host its first virtual gala and live auction on Saturday, Oct. 10, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. ET.
The evening will feature guest speakers, musical and dance performances, a tour of PMPM’s new exhibit, “Our Story,” and a live auction. This free event is open to all, and registrations and donations may be made online.
Provincetown is all about truth, freedom and inclusion and PMPM is not only dedicated to preserving Provincetown’s rich history, but ensuring it’s told accurately. During this interactive and empowering evening, attendees will learn more about the first encounter between the Mayflower Pilgrims 400 years ago and the indigenous people who were here long before them. The gala will be a commemoration of these events and a collective call to action to support the Provincetown community and PMPM’s mission.
- Who: The Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum — Cape Cod’s oldest nonprofit, dedicated to the collection, preservation, research, exhibition and publication of archival materials on all aspects of Provincetown history. This includes the contributions of the Wampanoag and other indigenous peoples whose presence in the region predates the arrival of the Mayflower.
- What: PMPM is hosting a virtual gala with musical and dance performances by the Wampanoag Dancers and Singers, entertainer Zoë Lewis, a Q&A with Wampanoag historian and member, Paula Peters and more. A live auction will conclude the evening and feature unique and wonderful items including weekend getaway and spa packages, dining experiences, original works from Provincetown artists, premium architectural consulting services, grounds rental at PMPM and more.
- When: From 5 to 6:30 p.m. ET, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020
- Where: The gala will happen online and everyone is welcome. Registrants will be emailed a hyperlink prior to the event.
- Why: The pandemic has forced the cancelation of the Provincetown 400 commemoration and related events, including our original gala. PMPM will continue to fulfill its mission and provide educational and informative programming to the region and beyond, through its Chamber Music for the Outer Cape virtual performance, this gala, new exhibit, “Our Story: The Complicated Relationship of the Indigenous Wampanoag and the Mayflower Pilgrims,” and more. “Our Story” is the world’s first permanent exhibit to tell the story of the Mayflower’s arrival from the perspective of the Wampanaog.
Anyone interested in attending the PMPM virtual gala and/or donating, supporting and sponsoring should please visit: https://www.pilgrim-monument.org/pmpm-virtual-gala/
About 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/.