History in the making…a behind-the-scenes look at the creative process in book writing, filmmaking, art, and poetry.
Despite the pandemic, the 400th anniversary commemoration continues with great programming, including a fascinating new virtual series: Plymouth 400 CONVERSATIONS. You’ll hear the inspiring stories of authors, filmmakers, artists, and poets who discuss how the 400th anniversary commemoration influenced their work.
While plans for the 400th anniversary began many years before 2020, so did the creative efforts of the guests who were inspired by the Plymouth 400 story. Plymouth 400 has joined with Founding Signature Sponsor PACTV (Plymouth Area Community Television) to showcase a few in the Plymouth 400 CONVERSATIONS series, airing from January to July 2021. Check back for updates to the schedule below, as well as our Signature Events page for program details.
Guests:Stephan Delbos: the first Poet Laureate of Plymouth, playwright, translator, editor and literary scholar.
Marianne van Velzen: Poet Laureate of Leiden, writer, coach, trainer and mediator.
Laura Horton: Plymouth Laureate of Words, playwright and screenwriter.
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April – May
Apr 29th & May 6th 7:30pm
Steven Peters: Creative Director for the traveling exhibit "Our"Story: 400 Years of Wampanoag History" and developer of historical exhibits, content and interactive attractions that challenge historical myths.
Robert Peters: Mashpee Wampanoag artist, writer, poet, fire keeper, and keeper of oral traditions. He is the artist/author of "Thirteen Moons," and the children's book, "Da Goodie Monsta".
Air Date: May 13th & 20th 7:30pm
This episode will be presented in two 15-minute segments:
Guest: Dan Rapoza, professional photographer and author of Plymouth - Then & Now
Guest: Barbara Tibbetts, creator and publisher of The Look Book series, including Plymouth Colony - 400 Years in the Making: A Scavenger Hunt.
May 27th, June 3rd & June 10th
Guest: James W. Baker is the author of several titles on Plymouth and the Pilgrims. He served as Research Librarian and Director of Research at Plimoth Patuxet Museums from 1975-2001, and Curator at the Alden House Historic Site in Duxbury from 2002-2009.
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July 1st & 8th, 7:30PM
Guest: Maggie McCarthy Baxter, Vice President of Programming, NBC10 Boston, necn, and Telemundo Boston, Lead Media Sponsor for Plymouth 400, Inc. In this role she oversees program acquisitions, the development of original local programs, content strategies, and community outreach/programming.
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More episodes to be announced!
Plymouth 400 wishes to thank our Signature Sponsors for helping make events likes these possible. Full listing of Plymouth 400 Sponsors and Business Partners available here.
Thank you as well to the Plymouth Center for Active Living for promotional support. The Center for Active Living, or “CAL,” as it’s known, is a thriving, active senior center with over 10,000 patrons of all ages participating in activities designed to engage the mind, encourage healthy lifestyles and optimal physical health, invigorate the spirit, and foster meaningful social relationships. CAL is Nationally Accredited, a standard of excellence that puts Plymouth’s senior center in the top 100 out of 11,000 senior centers nationwide. CAL boasts a record-breaking 270+ programs per year, and as the largest growing demographic population in Plymouth, seniors deserve innovative programming that optimizes the CAL mission and ensures the best quality of life. Healthy aging-mind, body and spirit-along with community collaboration and integration continues to be the driving force of our current and future mission.
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