Join us for Episode Eleven of our Plymouth 400 CONVERSATIONS series on PACTV (Plymouth Area Community Television)! The program will air on August 19th & 26th at 7:30PM on Comcast channel 13 and Verizon channel 43 in the towns of Plymouth, Duxbury, Kingston, and Pembroke. After the program airs, you can view the episode here.
Episode 11 will feature the Plymouth Tapestry at Pilgrim Hall Museum.
Our guests for this episode are Dr. Donna Curtin, Elizabeth Creeden, and Paula Marcoux.
DR. DONNA CURTIN is Executive Director of the Pilgrim Society and Pilgrim Hall Museum in Plymouth, MA, the oldest continuous Museum in the United States, where she stewards the world’s most significant collection of the possessions of the Mayflower Pilgrims and seeks to foster inclusive understandings of America’s colonial beginnings. The Museum commissioned the Plymouth Tapestry as a multi-year legacy project for Plymouth’s 400th anniversary commemoration.
ELIZABETH CREEDEN is an artist, designer, needlewoman, and educator. For the past forty years, she has worked as a professional embroiderer specializing in historic techniques. Today she is engaged full-time in designing and executing Pilgrim Hall Museum’s Plymouth Tapestry, a contemporary narrative masterwork capitalizing on her fine art training and lifetime of experience. In its production, she closely directs a team of embroiderers, coaching myriad technical and material choices, and inspiring all to exceed expectation. Creeden was educated at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and embraced portraiture, freelance illustration, and architectural drafting. She has crafted embroideries for the Clark Institute, the Concord Museum, the Town of Plymouth (including gifts for its sister city, Shichigahama, Japan), the Nichols House Museum, and the White House, as well as many private commissions. She has taught and lectured widely, including at Winterthur Museum and Plymouth CRAFT.
PAULA MARCOUX of Plymouth MA is a food historian, writer, and editor who is also founding director of Plymouth CRAFT, the Plymouth Center for Restoration Arts and Forgotten Trades. This non-profit collaborative offers workshops by extraordinary artisan/instructors for people passionate about improving their handskills and deepening their understanding of traditional craft. Plymouth CRAFT has presented several workshops on the Plymouth Tapestry. Marcoux is also a member of the Tapestry core stitching team.