Friday, November 20, 2009

Annual Lighting of the Pilgrim Monument

Pilgrim's Monument, Provincetown, Cape CodThis coming Wednesday evening, November 25th, Thanksgiving eve, will be the annual lighting of Provincetown's Pilgrim Monument. The official lighting ceremony will be from 5 to 7 PM at the monument, followed by refreshments and entertainment. The event will be free to all.

The monument is 252 feet tall and sits atop the highest hill in P-Town, bringing the top to an elevation of 350 feet above sea level. The Pilgrim Monument was built between 1907 and 1910 to commemorate the first landing of the Mayflower Pilgrims in Provincetown on November 21, 1620, and was dedicated by President William Taft in 1910. The 100th anniversary of the dedication will be August 5th, 2010.

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