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The Plymouth Tapestry is a heroically-scaled embroidered tapestry that tells the story of Plymouth, Massachusetts through handcrafted needlework. Commissioned by Pilgrim Hall Museum in honor of the 400th anniversary of Plymouth Colony’s founding, the Plymouth Tapestry portrays the experiences of the English settlers who arrived on the Mayflower and the Wampanoag families who inhabited the region for millennia before their arrival.
The multimedia-thread-on-linen embroidery will be comprised of twenty individual six-foot-long panels, created by volunteer embroiderers. On April 16th at a gala reception, the first series of completed panels will be unveiled, including scenes of the Wampanoag village of Patuxcet, and the rise of the Separatist Pilgrim congregation in northern England. Selected panels will be displayed from April 17th through December 30, 2020. The Tapestry will be shown in its entirety on completion, expected in the Fall of 2021.