Provincetown 400 Task Force Created for 2020 Celebration

PROVINCETOWN – The 400th anniversary of the Mayflower Pilgrims landing in Provincetown is just two years away and a task force has been established to plan for the celebration.

The Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum has put together a 24-member Provincetown 400 Task Force to oversee the development and execution of events, programs and fundraising throughout the 2020 celebration.

David Weidner, the executive director of the monument and museum, says the group with meet monthly to focus on different aspects of the celebration.

“We think that we are going to have activities throughout the year that this task force will create and put fundraising behind to bring the 400th to life in Provincetown,” Weidner said.

The task force represents all aspects of the community including educational institutions, non-profits, public safety, health care, the town, the harbor, finance, chambers of commerce, businesses, arts and culture and the native Wampanoag.

“We want to create activities in 2020 that will draw people to our community and to our town from a historical and educational perspective, but also from a commemorative and fun perspective to think about the things that happened 400 years ago but also make some plans for the future,” Weidner said.

The task force will be chaired by John Jay Wooldridge, a PMPM trustee.

Remaining members include:

Dr. Cheryl Andrews, Chairperson, Provincetown Select Board

Brian Carlstrom, Superintendent, Cape Cod National Seashore

Candace Collins-Boden, Provincetown Chamber of Commerce, (Ex-Officio)

Rob Costa, Arts Dune Tours

Senator Julian Cyr, (Ex-Officio)

Jeff Fresenius, Wildflower Florist

Jim Golden, Provincetown Chief of Police

Daniel Gomez Llata, Masons

Stephen Hopper, Carpe Diem Guesthouse and Spa

Christine McCarthy, Provincetown Art Association and Museum

Rex McKinsey, Provincetown Harbormaster

Lori Meads, CEO, Seamen’s Bank

Terrence Meck, The Pallette Fund, (Ex-Officio)

Irv Morgan, Bayside Betsy’s

Ann Murphy, O’Neill and Associates

David Panagore, Provincetown Town Manager

Representative Sarah Peake, (Ex-Officio)

Steven Peters, Smokey Sygnals, Wampanoag Nation

Amy Raff, Provincetown Library Director

Jim Russo, Eastham Chamber of Commerce

Dr. Beth Singer, Superintendent, Provincetown Schools

Christine Walker, Provincetown Film Society

Dr. K. David Weidner, Executive Director, Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum

The Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum assumed responsibility for Provincetown 400 late in 2017.

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