National Pilgrim Memorial Meetinghouse Update - February 2019

We are now sole owners of the National Pilgrim Memorial Meetinghouse!

Yesterday the General Society of Mayflower Descendants registered the final papers at the Plymouth Registry of Deeds office, confirming that we are now the sole owners of the National Pilgrim Memorial Meetinghouse.

At the same time this was happening, the white panels placed in the front windows of the Meetinghouse, where our beloved stained-glass Robinson windows used to be, have been removed.

We are in the process of placing high-resolution photos of the stained-glass windows on the white panels both inside and out. These will remain in place throughout the year while we restore the stone facade and until we can safely place these iconic windows back in their original location.

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(Left: Ron Clarke and Sharon Clark from First Parish Church, NPMM Trust President Lea Sinclair Filson, Friends of First Parish Meetinghouse President Jan Blanchard, and GSMD Executive Director and NPMM Trust Administrator Susan Belekewicz at the Plymouth County Registry of Deeds. Right: The installation of the high-resolution stained glass window photographs in the stone facade.)

Two beautiful banners will be placed on either side of the facade, one announcing the National Pilgrim Memorial Meetinghouse and the other with information about the CPC grant that we received for the stone exterior. That restoration will begin today.

We have much to be thankful for. GSMD is honored to be apart of forever keeping our ancestor’s story alive and we look forward to sharing more updates and pictures as things progress.

Click here to check out our Facebook album of photos.

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