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PLYMOUTH ANTIQUARIAN SOCIETY (PAS)

Calendar of Events: Highlights 2019

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 2020 (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 2019 schedule.

Burial Hill Tours: History in Progress
Saturday, February 2nd — 1 pm: Bringing Plymoutheans Together:
Community Organizations Then & Now

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, March 2nd — 1 pm: Marms & Mentors: Plymouth’s Early Teachers
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.

Tuesday Teas for Members
Tuesday, March 12th— 2 to 4 pm: The Founders of the Antiquarian Society
Hedge House Museum, 126 Water Street
The early Antiquarians frequently met to enjoy afternoon tea together. Join us in reviving this tradition through four special sessions this spring. Connect with other members, discover the history of our Society, explore behind-the-scenes stories, and be inspired to volunteer. 
Sessions are free for all members. Light refreshments will be served.
Each session limited to 20 members. To register for one or more sessions, please email director@plymouthantiquarian.org or call 508-746-0012.

Tuesday Teas for Members
Tuesday, March 26th— 2 to 4 pm: 200 Years of Plymouth History in One Room
Spooner House Museum, 27 North Street
The early Antiquarians frequently met to enjoy afternoon tea together. Join us in reviving this tradition through four special sessions this spring. Connect with other members, discover the history of our Society, explore behind-the-scenes stories, and be inspired to volunteer. 
Sessions are free for all members. Light refreshments will be served.
Each session limited to 20 members. To register for one or more sessions, please email director@plymouthantiquarian.org or call 508-746-0012.

Burial Hill Tours: History in Progress
Saturday, April 6th — 1 pm:
Mills & Ropewalks: Exploring Plymouth’s Industrial Past
Join Dr. Anne Mason, Executive Director of the Plymouth Antiquarian Society, on this one-hour tour highlighting the industries that promoted local economic growth. 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.

Tuesday Teas for Members
Tuesday, April 9th— 2 to 4 pm: Portraits of Plymoutheans Past
Hedge House Museum, 126 Water Street
The early Antiquarians frequently met to enjoy afternoon tea together. Join us in reviving this tradition through four special sessions this spring. Connect with other members, discover the history of our Society, explore behind-the-scenes stories, and be inspired to volunteer. 
Sessions are free for all members. Light refreshments will be served.
Each session limited to 20 members. To register for one or more sessions, please email director@plymouthantiquarian.org or call 508-746-0012.

Backroads of the South Shore 15th Annual History Symposium
The South Shore Meets the World: Cultural Exchange at Home & Abroad
Saturday, April 13th — 9 am to 2:30 pm
The Spire Center for the Performing Arts, 25 1/2 Court Street, Plymouth
Explore local history during this half-day symposium featuring speakers from area museums and historical societies highlighting recent scholarship and collections work.
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.

Tuesday Teas for Members
Tuesday, April 23rd— 2 to 4 pm:
From Chocolate to Cordage: Business Ventures in Plymouth
Spooner House Museum, 27 North Street
The early Antiquarians frequently met to enjoy afternoon tea together. Join us in reviving this tradition through four special sessions this spring. Connect with other members, discover the history of our Society, explore behind-the-scenes stories, and be inspired to volunteer. 
Sessions are free for all members. Light refreshments will be served.
Each session limited to 20 members. To register for one or more sessions, please email director@plymouthantiquarian.org or call 508-746-0012.

Historic Preservation Talk
Wednesday, May 1st — 7 pm: What is Historic Preservation?
Fehlow Room, Plymouth Public Library
Erin Kelly, Preservation MA & Bill Keohan, Plymouth CPC.

Burial Hill Tours: History in Progress
Saturday, May 4th — 1 pm: Saving the Landscapes of the Past:
Historic Preservation in Plymouth

Celebrate Historic Preservation Month with Dr. Anne Mason, Executive Director of the Plymouth Antiquarian Society, on a 1-hour tour highlighting historic efforts to save Plymouth’s cultural landscapes. 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.

Behind-the-Scenes Wallpaper Tour
Official ArtWeek Event

Saturday, May 4th — 3:30 pm
Hedge House Museum, 126 Water Street
Admission: $5.

Historic Preservation Talk
Wednesday, May 8th — 7 pm: How to Research Your Historic Home
Fehlow Room, Plymouth Public Library
Anne Mason, Director, PAS.

Annual Pot Luck Supper & History Talk
Friday, May 10 — 5:30 pm: Preservation by Relocation:
Historic House Moving Then & Now

Chiltonville Congregational Church, 6 River Street, Plymouth
Enjoy delicious home cooking and a special presentation. 100 years ago the founders of the Antiquarian Society stopped the Town from demolishing the 1809 Hedge House. To preserve it permanently, they undertook the colossal project of moving it to its current Water Street location. Learn more about the process of moving historic structures from Mr. Robert Hayden, a building mover with over 40 years of experience. Members are asked to bring a pot luck dish to share.
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 required. Email pasm@verizon.net or call 508-746-0012 to reserve a place.

Historic Preservation Talk
Wednesday, May 15th — 7 pm: Survey of American Architectural Styles in Plymouth, 1620 – the Present
Fehlow Room, Plymouth Public Library
Bill Fornaciari, architect.

Antiquarian Golf Benefit
Friday, May 17th— 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.

Burial Hill Tours: History in Progress
Saturday, June 1st — 1 pm: Final Resting Place: Pilgrim Graves on Burial Hill 

Guided walking tour with Stephen O'Neill, Executive Director of the 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.

Burial Hill Tours: History in Progress
Saturday, July 6th — 1 pm:
Mister Davis’s Neighborhood 
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.

Pilgrim Breakfast
Sunday, July 7th — 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! Proceeds benefit the preservation of the 1677 Harlow House. Please be aware that tickets are non-refundable.
Fee: $12.50 per person; $10 members; $45 family discount (2 adults and up to 3 children).

Exploring Plymouth History Summer Program July 15 - 19, 2019
Children aged 8-12 are invited to participate in this week-long program to launch the Junior Antiquarian Society. Explore the local past through house tours, special presentations, crafts, and games.
$150 for members; $175 for nonmembers.
Email director@plymouthantiquarian.org for more details or to register.

Burial Hill Tours: History in Progress
Saturday, August 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.

Antiquarian Summer Fair
Saturday, August 24th — 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 7th — 1 pm: A Blessing Great but Dangerous:
Children in Early Plymouth

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.

Thirsty Pilgrim Beer Festival
Saturday & Sunday, September 7th & 8th — 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 5th — 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.

Burial Hill Tours: History in Progress
Saturday, November 2nd — 1 pm: Unruly Women 
Guided walking tour with Dr. Donna Curtin, Executive Director of Pilgrim Hall Museum, and 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, December 7th — 1 pm: Veterans 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.

 

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