17 May Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum Offer Wednesday Free Nights All Summer
Free admission every Wednesday starting May 31 to August 30.
The Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum (PMPM) announced today it will open its doors for free admission every Wednesday from 5:00pm to 7:00pm starting May 31 to August 30. Free Nights at the Monument is the PMPM’s way of giving back to the community that has supported it for more than 100 years.
“We are opening our doors and welcoming everyone to visit us to see what exciting things are going on at the Monument, and we are truly excited to offer free admission every Wednesday for the first time,” said K. David Weidner Ph.D., Executive Director of PMPM. “We want locals and tourists alike to experience this phenomenal place that has stood for more than 100 years to commemorate the first landing of the Mayflower Pilgrims and to exhibit the history of our special town. Free Nights at the Monument is just one of the many events we have planned for the summer for families, kids, history buffs and art lovers.”
Visitors will enjoy the PMPM’s vast array of items in its permanent collections highlighting the history of Provincetown, including the first landing of the Mayflower Pilgrims, building of the Monument, as well as the town’s rich history as a maritime port, a haven for the creative and community and as one of the top visitor destinations in the region.
For whaling history enthusiasts, the PMPM has recently acquired an account book from the schooner Cetacean of Provincetown that provides a glimpse into the whaling industry of Provincetown at its high point in the 1860’s. Also on display is the exhibition, “The Great Provincetown Summer – 1916” which is an immersion into the year 1916, a pivotal time in the town’s history when Provincetown was put on the map as the nation’s oldest continuous art colony in the world.
Visitors of the PMPM also have the opportunity to enjoy an invigorating climb up the iconic 252-foot granite Monument with 116 steps and 60 ramps to take in the breathtaking 360-degree view of Provincetown, the tip of Cape Cod. After the climb visitors should be sure to stop in at the gift shop and check out the new additions.