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Summer Guide Cape Cod 2020

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www.summerguidecapecod.com 88 Photo by Peg Vetorino After three years of restoration at Mystic Sea- port Museum's Henry B. DuPont Preservation Shipyard, Plimoth Plantation is bringing home Mayflower, their full-scale reproduction of the original ship. On May 14 the ship will make her historic sail into Boston Harbor led by the USS Constitution, the first time the two legendary ships will sail together. From May 14 – 19 May- flower will be docked at the Charlestown Navy Shipyard in Boston with "Old Ironsides," the USS Constitution and the USS Cassin Young. There will be free daily native, colonial, and maritime programming. Free access to board Mayflower will be available but tickets will be limited. Online www.mayflowersails2020.com will have tickets and more information about this spectacular maritime festival. The Provincetown Art Association and Mu- seum and Pilgrim Monument will display an art exhibit that showcases major themes explored 400 years ago, including liberty, justice, and freedom of expression. The exhibit, which will be displayed in the Pilgrim Monument and Prov- incetown Museum East Gallery, will start June 1 and run until December 31. From June 27 – 28, the Official Maritime Sa- lute will tribute the Mayflower's voyage from Plymouth, England, to what would become Plymouth Colony. Attendees will enjoy explor- ing a regatta of wooden ships, workboats, and other vessels listening to military fanfare; and ending the evening with a waterfront lobster dinner, New England style. Go to www.plym- outh400inc.org to find out more details. Starting Sunday July 5 and every Sunday until the end of August from 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., visitors are invited to join Eastham's Sunday Summer Evening Campfires. Gather at East- ham's First Encounter Beach with other locals and guests to enjoy a toasty fire and story based on scholar Ian Saxine's historic narratives, which are pulled from the early history of the town and all of Cape Cod. Find out more at www. easthamthefirstencounter.org. On August 1, the town of Plymouth will hold the Wampanoag Ancestors Walk, which will be led by the Wampanoag tribes of the Com- monwealth. During the walk, placards donned with the names of the original 67 villages of the Wampanoag Nation will be carried; the walk will stop at designated sites to bless areas where members of the tribe once walked; and partici- pants will pay respect to Massasoit and King Philip. At the end of the event, attendees will witness a drum ceremony and homage to the souls of Native Americans, and take part in a re- ception. Plymouth400Inc.org has more details. Even as fall rolls in, The First Encounter com- memoration continues. Starting September 10, Mayflower II will arrive at Provincetown Harbor as part of the historical Re-enactments of the Signing of the Mayflower Compact in Prov- incetown Harbor in 1620. Then on September 14 at 5:30 a.m., visitors are invited to the Sun- rise Toast and Bon Voyage to the Mayflower II before she heads out of the Provincetown Har- bor at MacMillan Pier back to Plymouth. Those interested in raising a glass of champagne or sparkling cider are encouraged to check prov- incetown400.com as the event approaches for final details. Weather, tide, or other circum- stances may interfere with this schedule. Tickets can also be purchased on the website for $25 a-piece. The Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill in- vites everyone to their "Paint the Mayflower" event from 12- 3:30 p.m. on September 11. Here, artists are encouraged to paint, draw, and photograph Mayflower II while it is in Provinc- etown Harbor. To register and learn more, visit www.castlehill.org. Photo courtesy of Wampanoag Tribe

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