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PLYMOUTH ANTIQUARIAN SOCIETY (PAS)

Calendar of Events: Highlights 2018

Please explore our Calendar of Events. Click on a link to view a specific month: February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December.

First Saturdays on Burial Hill
Free History Tours of Plymouth’s Ancient Burying Ground
Burial Hill TourLaunched independently in 2011 by the Plymouth Antiquarian Society, the Burial Hill series is now a collaborative program with the Pilgrim Society & Pilgrim Hall Museum. Join us every first Saturday of the month at 1 pm through 2016 (excepting January) for an engaging series of free history tours of Burial Hill, led by local historians and guides. Tours begin at the top of the Hill. No reservations required for individuals and families. Involves strenuous walking on steep hillside. Severe weather may cancel tour; check our Facebook pages for updates. See our monthly calendar listings for more detail or click here to download the 2018 schedule.

Burial Hill Tours: History in Progress
Saturday, February 3rd — 1 pm: The Food of Love: Four Centuries of Plymouth Cuisine

Guided walking tour with Dr. Donna Curtin, Executive Director of Pilgrim Hall Museum. Tour begins at the top of the Hill; ascend the brick steps next to First Parish Church in Town Square. For more information, email pasm@verizon.net or call 508-746-0012.

Burial Hill Tours: History in Progress
Saturday, March 3rd — 1 pm: Beyond the Gravestone: Monuments & Memorials on Burial Hill
Guided walking tour with Dr. Anne Mason, Executive Director of the Plymouth Antiquarian Society. Tour begins at the top of the Hill; ascend the brick steps next to First Parish Church in Town Square. For more information, email pasm@verizon.net or call 508-746-0012.

Burial Hill Tours: History in Progress
Saturday, April 7th — 1 pm:
Rescheduled from March
Beyond the Gravestone: Monuments & Memorials on Burial Hill

Some of the most prominent monuments on Burial Hill are not gravestones, but memorials erected hundreds of years after the lifetimes of the individuals they commemorate. Join Dr. Anne Mason, Executive Director of the Plymouth Antiquarian Society, on this one-hour tour highlighting memorials erected between 1835 and 1930 to commemorate Pilgrim forefathers and Revolutionary War patriots. Tour begins at the top of the Hill; ascend the brick steps next to First Parish Church in Town Square. For more information, email pasm@verizon.net or call 508-746-0012.

Backroads of the South Shore 14th Annual History Symposium
Coastal Colony: The 17th Century on the South Shore
Saturday, April 14th — 9 am to 2:30 pm
The Spire Center for the Performing Arts, 25 1/2 Court Street, Plymouth
Plymouth Colony existed independently for 71 years, from the settlement of Plymouth in 1620 until the merger with Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1691. The “Old Colony” covered most of southeastern Massachusetts, a region inhabited by Native peoples for generations before European settlement. Explore the development of the South Shore of Massachusetts during the seventeenth century at this conference, sponsored by the Back Roads of the South Shore, a local consortium of small historical societies and museums. Regional historians will discuss the Wampanoag communities in the area, describe recent archaeological excavations, and use surviving artifacts to shed light on the past. Richard Pickering, Deputy Executive Director of Plimoth Plantation, will conclude the symposium with his keynote presentation, “Plymouth Colony and American Innovation.”
Admission: $15, includes refreshments. Reservations recommended
For more information or to reserve tickets, contact Anne Mason, Executive Director of the Plymouth Antiquarian Society, at 508-746-0012 or pasm@verizon.net.

Annual Pot Luck Supper
Friday, April 27th — 5:30 pm
Chiltonville Congregational Church, 6 River Street, Plymouth
Enjoy home cooking and a presentation by Dr. Anne Mason on the 200-year history of the Fragment Society of Plymouth, founded in 1818 to alleviate poverty in the community. Social hour begins at 5:30 pm, dinner at 6 pm, and presentation at 7 pm.
Admission: $8 per person; $5 for PAS members. Reservations encouraged. Email pasm@verizon.net or call 508-746-0012 to reserve a place.

Burial Hill Tours: History in Progress
Saturday, May 5th— 1 pm: From Psalms to Marching Bands: Community Music in Plymouth
Learn the songs of Plymouth’s past on this interactive walking tour of Burial Hill, one of America’s oldest and most significant burying grounds. Dr. Anne Mason, executive director of the Plymouth Antiquarian Society, will lead an exploration of local history through music. From 17th-century psalms to 20th-century patriotic tunes, discover the rhythm of community in America’s hometown. Tour begins at the top of the Hill; ascend the brick steps next to First Parish Church in Town Square. For more information, email pasm@verizon.net or call 508-746-0012.

This walking tour is part of the statewide ArtWeek festival happening April 27 – May 6. ArtWeek is an award-winning innovative festival featuring hundreds of unique and creative experiences that are hands-on, interactive or offer behind-the-scenes access to arts, culture, and the creative process. See a complete listing of events at artweekma.org.

Antiquarian Golf Benefit
Monday, May 21st— 1 pm Shotgun
Southers Marsh Golf Club, Federal Furnace Road, Plymouth
Help preserve local history while you enjoy an afternoon on an award-winning scenic New England course. For more information, email pasm@verizon.net or call 508-746-0012. You may register online using the PayPal button below.

2018 Golf Tournament

Historic House Tours at the Hedge House Museum, 126 Water Street
Wednesday — Sunday, 2 to 6 pm, June 1st through August 31st

Admission: $6 adults; $3 children; free for PAS members and Plymouth residents.

Burial Hill Tours: History in Progress
Saturday, June 2nd — 1 pm: Juneteenth: African-American Stories in the Graveyard

Guided walking tour with Dr. Donna Curtin, Executive Director of Pilgrim Hall Museum. Tour begins at the top of the Hill; ascend the brick steps next to First Parish Church in Town Square. For more information, email pasm@verizon.net or call 508-746-0012.

Historic House Tours at the Spooner House Museum, 27 North Street
Thursdays & Sundays, 2 to 6 pm, June 3rd through August 30th

Admission: $6 adults; $3 children; free for PAS members and Plymouth residents.

Tuesday Free Days at the Harlow Old Fort House, 119 Sandwich Street
Tuesdays, 11 am to 3 pm, June 5th through August 28th

Jane Austen Tea
Sunday, June 10th — 2 to 4 pm
Rose T. Briggs Memorial Garden
, Hedge House Museum, 126 Water Street
Dress in your favorite Regency costume and enjoy a scrumptious English tea in our beautifully restored garden. Period dresses will be on display in the Hedge House. Fee: $20; $15 members. Registration required. Click here for a printable reservation form or use the PayPal button below.

PAS Jane Austen Tea Tickets

Acoustic Nights Summer Concert
Saturday, June 23rd — 6 to 9 pm
Hedge House Lawn, 126 Water Street
Enjoy free performances by local musicians.
Visit www.acousticnightsplymouth.com for schedule.

Pilgrim Breakfast
Sunday, July 1st — 8:30 to 11:30 am
Harlow Old Fort House, 119 Sandwich Street

Costumed servers dish out piping hot fishcakes, baked beans, cornbread and other tasty fare, while strolling singers share songs, riddles, and 17th-century cheer. This hearty New England breakfast is a local tradition not to be missed!
For more details, email pasm@verizon.net or call 508-746-0012.

Burial Hill Tours: History in Progress
Saturday, July 7th — 1 pm:
Colonial Coffins, Graves, and Funerals
Guided walking tour with Stephen O'Neill, Executive Director ofthe Hanover Historical Society and Senior Lecturer, Suffolk University. Tour begins at the top of the Hill; ascend the brick steps next to First Parish Church in Town Square. For more information, email pasm@verizon.net or call 508-746-0012.

Acoustic Nights Summer Concert
Saturday, July 7th — 6 to 9 pm
Hedge House Lawn, 126 Water Street
Enjoy free performances by local musicians.
Visit www.acousticnightsplymouth.com for schedule.

Burial Hill Tours: History in Progress
Saturday, August 4th — 1 pm: Epitaphs Curious & Common

Guided walking tour with Dr. Donna Curtin, Executive Director of Pilgrim Hall Museum. Tour begins at the top of the Hill; ascend the brick steps next to First Parish Church in Town Square. For more information, email pasm@verizon.net or call 508-746-0012.

Acoustic Nights Summer Concert
Saturday, August 11th— 6 to 9 pm
Hedge House Lawn, 126 Water Street
Enjoy free performances by local musicians.
Visit www.acousticnightsplymouth.com for schedule.

Free Shakespeare at the Hedge House
Sunday, August 19th — 7:30 pm
Enjoy a free performance of Shakespeare’s comedy As You Like It on the lawn of the Hedge House. Presented by Brown Box Theatre Project and Plymouth Bay Cultural District. For details visit www.brownboxtheatre.org.

Antiquarian Summer Fair
Saturday, August 25th — 10 am to 3 pm
Hedge House, 126 Water Street

Attic treasures, jewelry, homemade goodies, and bargains galore are some of the delights of this old-fashioned New England fair, held under a big tent on our sweeping lawn overlooking Plymouth harbor. Gates open promptly at 10 am and browsers are welcome, free of charge! Can't wait to see what's on offer? Special 9:30 am Early Bird Admission is $10 per person.

Burial Hill Tours: History in Progress
Saturday, September 1st — 1 pm: Plymoutheans Abroad: Stories of Overseas Travel

Guided walking tour with Dr. Anne Mason, Executive Director of the Plymouth Antiquarian Society. Tour begins at the top of the Hill; ascend the brick steps next to First Parish Church in Town Square. For more information, email pasm@verizon.net or call 508-746-0012.

Acoustic Nights Summer Concert
Saturday, September 1st— 6 to 9 pm
Hedge House Lawn, 126 Water Street
Enjoy free performances by local musicians.
Visit www.acousticnightsplymouth.com for schedule.

Thirsty Pilgrim Beer Festival
Saturday & Sunday, September 8th & 9th — 1 to 7 pm
Hedge House Museum, 126 Water Street
Enjoy cold beer, great food, and live music on the Hedge House lawn during this annual fundraising event presented by the Plymouth Lions Club.

Burial Hill Tours: History in Progress
Saturday, October 6th — 1 pm: Finding Early Plymouth: An Archeological View of Burial Hill

Guided tour with Dr. David Landon, Associate Director of the Fiske Memorial Center for Archaeological Research, UMass Boston. Tour begins at the top of the Hill; ascend the brick steps next to First Parish Church in Town Square.For more information, email pasm@verizon.net or call 508-746-0012.

Archeology Day & Colonial Fall Festival
Saturday, October 13th — 1 to 4 pm
Harlow Old Fort House, 119 Sandwich Street
Dig into history during this free event at the Harlow House, with hands-on archeology activities and an exploration of everyday life in Plymouth Colony.

99th Annual Meeting & Dinner
Friday, November 2nd — 5:30 pm
Plymouth Country Club, 221 Warren Avenue, Plymouth
Join members for the annual business meeting, a delicious meal, and a presentation by Dr. Christopher Capozzola, Associate Professor of History at MIT, on the mobilization of volunteers on the home front during World War I.
Fee. Reservations required.

Burial Hill Tours: History in Progress
Saturday, November 3rd — 1 pm: The Stonecarver’s Art  
Guided walking tour with Dr. Donna Curtin, Executive Director of Pilgrim Hall Museum. Tour begins at the top of the Hill; ascend the brick steps next to First Parish Church in Town Square. For more information, email pasm@verizon.net or call 508-746-0012.

WWI Centennial Exhibit
Saturday, November 10 & Sunday, November 11— 1 to 5 pm
Hedge House Museum, 126 Water Street
Commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I with this special exhibit of period uniforms and other items at the Hedge House.

Burial Hill Tours: History in Progress
Saturday, December 1st — 1 pm: Animal Tales

Guided walking tour with Dr. Anne Mason, Executive Director of the Plymouth Antiquarian Society. Tour begins at the top of the Hill; ascend the brick steps next to First Parish Church in Town Square. For more information, email pasm@verizon.net or call 508-746-0012.

An Old-Fashioned Christmas
Saturday, December 15 & Sunday, December 16 — 12:30 to 5:30 pm
Hedge House Museum, 126 Water Street
Take a special tour of our historic house, beautifully decorated for the holidays. Fee.
Free opening reception on Friday, December 14 for members only.

For more information, contact:
Anne Reilly Mason, Executive Director
Plymouth Antiquarian Society
P.O. Box 3773
Plymouth, MA 02361
Phone 508-746-0012
E-mail pasm@verizon.net