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Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum to Host a Symposium on Native American Colonization: “When WRITING History is not RIGHTING History”
WHAT: Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum (PMPM) will host another symposium for the community regarding the history of the Wampanoag Indians and the Mayflower Pilgrims. The symposium, “When WRITING History is not RIGHTING History” will be led by Linda Coombs, program director of the Aquinnah Cultural Center, whose mission is to preserve, interpret and document the Aquinnah Wampanoag self-defined history, culture and contributes past, present and future. This is the second symposium being held by the PMPM this year to continue the discussion regarding how the relationship between the Wampanoag people and the Pilgrims evolved. This event is free and open to the public. Earlier in the day, Coombs will lead a discussion on the subject with professional staff from Provincetown public schools and other educators, not open to the public.
WHO: Linda Coombs, Program Director of the Aquinnah Cultural Center
Dr. K. David Weidner, PMPM Executive Director
WHEN: Wednesday, October 18, 2017
3:00pm to 5:00pm
WHERE: Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum
1 High Pole Rd
About the Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum
Dedicated in 1910, the Monument commemorates the first landing of the Mayflower Pilgrims in Provincetown in 1620. Here they signed the historic Mayflower Compact, the first agreement to establish a government by the people in the ‘new world;’ which became the cornerstone of American democracy. They explored the Cape for five weeks before sailing on to Plymouth. At 252 feet, the Monument is an engineering marvel and the tallest granite tower in the United States. Visitors can climb the Monument’s 116 steps and 60 ramps at a leisurely pace and enjoy a breathtaking view of the entire Cape and visit our webcam for a live “View from the Top.” The Provincetown Museum at the base of the Monument presents engaging exhibitions of important chapters in our national heritage and the Town’s history and partners with Provincetown 400 and Plymouth 400 for 2020, the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower voyage and landing in Provincetown. Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum is a non-profit educational, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization. For more information please visit pilgrim-monument.org.