Explore History Virtually

During the COVID-19 pandemic the Antiquarian Society is working to bring local history to you remotely. Below you will find links to our virtual programs.

2021 Programs

102nd Annual Meeting

Annual business meeting and election of the Antiquarian Society, followed by “In the Shadow of Men: Discovering the Lives of the Pilgrim Mothers”, a special presentation by genealogist Sue Allan. Presented as a Zoom webinar on November 13, 2021. The portion of the program with Sue Allan begins at the 47 minute mark.

Lunchtime Conversations

Executive Director Anne Mason hosts a monthly program featuring local historians and other guests. Go behind-the-scenes at the Antiquarian Society to learn about ongoing research and new projects. Click here for videos

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. Click here for videos

2020 Programs

Burial Hill Tours

Explore local history in these tours of Burial Hill, the historic graveyard at the heart of downtown Plymouth. Click here for videos

Sing through History

Sing the songs of Plymouth’s past with Executive Director Anne Mason in this webinar, recorded on June 4, 2020. Discover local history through music and see hidden treasures from the Antiquarian Society’s archival collection. Click here for video

Built to Last

Woodworker Lee McColgan provides an overview of historic building technology in this webinar, recorded on June 25, 2020. Click here for video

Virtual Pilgrim Breakfast

Enjoy a taste of history as Antiquarian Society members and friends share some of the traditions of the Pilgrim Breakfast. Premiered July 5, 2020. Click here for video

Harlow Family Reunion Tours

The Harlow Family Association held the 81st Annual Harlow Family Reunion via Zoom on August 28th-30th. Recordings of Dr. Anne Mason’s virtual tours of the Harlow House and of Harlow gravestones on Burial Hill are now available. Click here for videos

Women’s Suffrage Tour of Plymouth

Explore local women’s history on this virtual tour of sites associated with the suffrage movement. Released on September 7, 2020 – the 100th anniversary of the first election in which Plymouth women voted on an equal footing with men. Click here for video

Hedge Frontage Virtual Tour

Horticulturist Bob Hoxie and Executive Director Anne Mason lead a behind-the-scenes virtual tour of the Hedge House front landscaping project, which provides a much improved setting for the Antiquarian Society’s flagship property. Learn about the design process, construction surprises, and our vision for the site’s future use. Presented as a Zoom webinar on September 25, 2020. Click here for video

101st Annual Meeting

Annual business meeting and election of the Antiquarian Society, followed by a special presentation on Captain Nathaniel Spooner (1758-1826). Presented as a Zoom webinar on November 21, 2020. Click here for videos