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Pilgrim Hall Museum Presents Contemporary Photography of Plymouth

Pilgrim Hall Museum has reopened with the exhibition, Whose History?: Contemporary Photography of Plymouth on view through April 30, 2011.

Four contemporary photographers look at familiar historic sites in Plymouth , Massachusetts , in an unfamiliar manner. This thought provoking exhibit features photographs by leading contemporary photographers who each interpret Plymouth’s historical settings and features through their own lens. Whose History? presents their images as ways of demonstrating how symbolic meanings can change, depending on how a location or a monument is viewed. This exhibit is meant to be challenging, surprising, and a new way to see old sites all over again.

Photographers: Deborah Bright, Oscar Palacio, Josephine Sittenfeld, and Thad Russell.

Guest Curator: Dr. Holly Markovitz-Goldstein

PILGRIM HALL, built in 1824, is a gallery museum in the center of historic Plymouth, Massachusetts. The nation’s oldest continuously–operating public museum, Pilgrim Hall houses an unmatched collection of Pilgrim possessions. Among its irreplaceable treasures are William Bradford’s Bible, Myles Standish’s sword, the only portrait of a Pilgrim (Edward Winslow) painted from life, the cradle of New England’s first–born, Peregrine White, the great chair of William Brewster, and the earliest sampler made in America, embroidered by the teenage daughter of Myles Standish.

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