PLYMOUTH, MA— Several Plymouth organizations, including Plymouth 400 Inc., received funding from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to complete restoration projects in preparation of the 400th anniversary in 2020. Governor Duval Patrick and Senate President Therese Murray visited two of the beneficiaries of these funds; Spire Center for the Performing Arts and Pilgrim Hall Museum; to see the progress that has been made and plans for future renovations.
“We are grateful to Senate President Murray for her support of Plymouth’s historic and cultural treasures,” said Michele Pecoraro, Executive Director of Plymouth 400. “With her support, and the support of Governor Patrick, organizations such as Pilgrim Hall Museum, Plimoth Plantation, Spire Center, and Plymouth Center for the Arts have been able to restore and improve their facilities and priceless art, which will gain Plymouth greater recognition as a cultural destination and result in and economic boost as we approach 2020.”
State funds have been used to restore Henry Sargent’s 1822 painting, “Landing of the Pilgrims” at Pilgrim Hall Museum; repurpose an underutilized synagogue to become Spire Center for the Performing Arts; repair and preserve the Mayflower II; expand Plymouth Center for the Arts; and plan Plymouth’s 400th anniversary commemorative programs and events.
About Plymouth 400, Inc.
Plymouth 400, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization in Plymouth, Massachusetts formed to lead the planning and execution of programs and events commemorating the 400th anniversary of Plymouth Colony in 2020. Plymouth 400 Inc. will partner with local, regional, national, and international organizations to produce programs and events leading up to 2020 that will tell the story of the 1620 landing of the Pilgrims and their relationship with the Wampanoag people in the founding of the first permanent settlement in America.
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