Playing Pilgrim

Plymouth Tercentenary Pageant, 1920
Plymouth Tercentenary Pageant, 1920

This month’s exhibit showcases people from Kingston dressing up like their Pilgrim predecessors.  In 1920, the spectacle known as the Tercentenary Pageant featured a number of Kingstonians, new immigrants and Mayflower descendants alike, among its 1,300 actors.  In the 1940s and 1950s, the Major John Bradford House served as the setting for dramatic vignettes and an educational film, directed by none other than the auteur responsible for Dating Do’s and Don’ts.  Stop by and take a look.