First Saturday History Tours

2021 marks the 400th anniversary of the first full year of European settlement at Plymouth. On the first Saturday of the month the Pilgrim Society and the Plymouth Antiquarian Society will present a series of free, virtual programs exploring “firsts” in local history, some well-known and others less familiar.

Recordings will be uploaded here following the livestreamed programs.

First Gravestones: Locating the Oldest Memorials in Plymouth’s Cemeteries

Dr. Anne Mason, Executive Director of the Plymouth Antiquarian Society, highlights the oldest surviving gravestones in cemeteries located throughout Plymouth. Presented February 6, 2021.

Plymouth’s First Women Voters

Dr. Anne Mason, Executive Director of the Plymouth Antiquarian Society, explores the history of the women’s suffrage movement in Plymouth by sharing the stories of some of the first women voters at their gravesites in Oak Grove and Vine Hills Cemeteries. Presented March 6, 2021.

Visit the cemeteries on your own! Click here to download a map (JPG) to help you find the gravesites when you visit the cemeteries to honor and remember these women.