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Calendar of Events: Highlights 2010

Save the Date!
“Summer Folk: The Story of Tourism on the South Shore”
Backroads of the South Shore History Symposium

Saturday, April 10th  – 10 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.
Location TBA
The South Shore has been a favorite destination for summer travelers for generations. Local historians will present a series of mini-lectures on the area’s “summer folk,” examining the delights of seaside visiting over the centuries and the rise of modern tourism in the region. Revisit the grand hotels that once adorned our coast, remember the summer estates of the wealthy, many now vanished, and rekindle memories of family vacations to South Shore beaches, ponds, and woodlands. Sponsored by the Backroads of the South Shore, a local consortium of small historical societies and museums that includes the Plymouth Antiquarian Society. $15 admission includes breakfast refreshments. Reservations recommended.

Saturday, May 30th – Memorial Cemetery Tour

Explore the rich history and romantic landscapes of Plymouth’s 19th century rural cemeteries, Oak Grove and Vine Hills on a guided walking tour with Dr. Donna Curtin. Experience nature and art in one sublime setting, with decorative monuments and tombs nestled among picturesque hills, vales, plantings, and pathways, and learn about historic Plymoutheans interred here. Free and open to the public; reservations required. Call 508-746-0012 or email pasm@verizon.net


June through August

Historic House Tours at the Hedge House Museum, 126 Water Street

Visit the authentically restored 1809 Hedge House on the Plymouth waterfront. This gracious Federal mansion with unusual octagonal rooms was lived in by local merchants & entrepreneurs in the early years of the new nation. Open Wednesday-Sunday, 2 to 6 p.m., June through August. Admission $5 adults, $2 children; free for PAS members and Plymouth residents.

June through August

Historic House Tours at the Harlow Old Fort House, 119 Sandwich Street

Tour this rare surviving 17th century homestead, original home of William Harlow, local cooper, farmer, constable and sergeant of the Plymouth militia. Open Thursdays, 1 to 4 p.m., June through August. Admission $5 adults, $2 children; free for PAS members and Plymouth residents.

Antiquarian Hearth & Home Tours
Saturday, June 12, 2010 — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Explore a fascinating range of private homes in Plymouth, open to the public for this special one-day tour. Your event program provides a history and description of each house, with map and directions. Includes luncheon. Fee $35; $30 members & advance discount. To reserve tickets, email the Antiquarian Society at pasm@verizon.net or call (508) 746-0012.

Pilgrim Breakfast, Harlow Old Fort House, 119 Sandwich Street
Sunday, June 27, 2010—  8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Costumed servers dish out piping hot fishcakes, baked beans, cornbread and other tasty fare, while strolling singers share songs, riddles, and 17th century cheer. This hearty New England breakfast is a local tradition not to be missed! Proceeds benefit the preservation of the 1677 Harlow House. Fee $10 per person; $9 members. Family discount available.

    For more information, contact:
Plymouth Antiquarian Society
P.O. Box 3773
Plymouth, MA 02361
Phone (508) 746-0012
E-mail pasm@verizon.net