February Kids Week at Pilgrim Hall Museum

Pilgrim Hall Museum
75 Court Street
Plymouth , MA
Phone: 508-746-1620

Monday, February 17, 2020 to Friday, February 21, 2020

Celebrate February vacation week with a series of family-friendly activities for children at Pilgrim Hall Museum. It’s free admission for all children (up to age 18) through the week. Enjoy daily Treasure Hunts for all ages, plus special programs during the week. Kids Week programs are entertaining and educational for young learners, and there’s plenty for grown-ups to explore, too, in the unique galleries of the nearly 200-year-old institution. Get out of the cold, and experience fun learning adventures in an interactive family setting! Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Plymouth.

Monday, February 17, 2020 – 10 am to 2 pm
Establishment Day with the New Plimmoth Gard
Pilgrim Hall Museum
Colorfully costumed re-enactors of the New Plimmoth Gard brandish pikes, swords and muskets to commemorate the 399th anniversary of the establishment of Plymouth’s first colonial militia. Includes live musket volleys on the Museum lawn!

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 1 to 2 pm
People of the First Light
Cheenulka Pocknett of the Wampanoag Tribe of Mashpee presents stories, music and traditions on the people of the First Light, from deep time history to the present day. Suitable for ages 5 and up.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1 to 2 pm
Animals of Wintertime
Learn about the world of animals in wintertime. How do furry friends change and adapt when the weather gets tough? Alice Wynn of the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History/Thornton Burgess Museum presents a touch-and-see program with Thornton Burgess animal tales, and skins, furs, and bones to tell the story of winter animals of the area. Suitable for ages 5 and up.

Thursday, February 20, 1 to 2 pm
Secrets of Plymouth Rock
Author and educator Diane Finn presents a fun and fascinating program on her book, The Secrets of Plymouth Rock. Includes a look at original drawings and illustrations, and hands-on crafts activities to decorate and mount your own "Plymouth Rock" to take home. Suitable for ages 5 and up.

Friday, February 21, 1 to 2 pm
Pilgrim & Wampanoag “See the Stuff”
What kinds of things did the Pilgrims and Wampanoag people of early Plymouth use in their everyday life? See examples of the real “stuff” and handle authentic reproduction objects with Museum Curator Connor Gaudet, then make replica of your own to take home. Suitable for ages 5 and up.