Summer Guide Cape Cod

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www.summerguidecapecod.com 89 The Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum is holding a formal event, the May- flower II Gala, to commemorate the First Encounter on September 12 at 5:30 p.m. The night will include a cocktail reception, performances, dinner, live music, and danc- ing. Tickets for the gala can be purchased at provincetown400.com. September 13 is packed with commemo- rative festivities in Provincetown. To start, at 11a.m. guests are invited to witness The Mayflower Compact Re-Enactment Cere- mony. The re-enactment will feature the his- toric signing of the Mayflower Compact, and will take place aboard Mayflower II, along with the laying of the commemorative wreath in Provincetown Harbor. The commemorative events will feature a performance by The Bos- ton Gay Men's Chorus as they sing patriotic songs. Standing room is free and open to the public. Then at 12:00, visitors can watch the Parade of Pilgrims, which will include a procession of the members of the general Society of Mayflower Descendants, who will march from MacMillan Wharf to the Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum. This is also free and open to the public. Finally, guests are invited to a luncheon with the Mayflower Descendants at 1 p.m., which will also take place at the museum. Tickets for the luncheon are $50 per person, and can be pur- chased at www.pilgrim-monument.org. Also that day, from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., the Mas- sachusetts State House at 24 Beacon Street in Boston will hold a ceremony to honor the Pilgrim forefathers and Native Americans in- volved in the founding of Plymouth Colony. Attendees will include the General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Pilgrim and Wampa- noag families, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, state and federal legislators, and others. On September 19th Plymouth will hold the Embarkation Festival at the Plymouth Mu- nicipal Airport, 24 South Meadow Road, Plym- outh. This cultural and arts-based event will showcase the traditions, food, and music of the pilgrims and Wampanoag tribe, alongside the wide network of immigrants who make up today's America. Attendees will experience a piece of American history, enjoying an array of performing groups, chefs, artists, storytellers, and student projects, some of whom will come from around the world. Visit Plymouth400Inc. org for more information. From October 29 – November 1 Bridgewater State University, 131 Summer Street, Bridgewater, MA will host the Indigenous History Conference and Pow- wow. This conference will address the legacy of colonization experienced by Wampanoag and Courtesy of Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum Pilgrim Monument Courtesy of Plimoth Plantation

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