PMPM Announces “Women’s Week at the Monument” Event Series

October 12th to 20th

The Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum (PMPM) will host “Women’s Week at the Monument,” a series of events for Provincetown’s 2019 Women’s Week from October 12-20, including “Crone’s Brown Bag Series,” Historic Women’s Walking Tour, stand-up comedy with Poppy Champlin, a concert focused on American Women Composers by the Chamber Music Series for the Outer Cape, a discussion and concert by gifted musician Pamela Means and much more. All of the events are focused on the contributions that women have made to Provincetown. This is the third year that the PMPM has put together extensive programming in celebration of Provincetown Women’s Week.

Admission to workshops and brown bag lunches are for a suggested donation of $5 and free to all PMPM members. Tickets for the Historic Women’s Walking Tour ($20), Pamela Means in Concert ($20) and the Chamber Music for the Outer Cape: American Women Composers ($25) may be purchased online at PMPM membership discounts also available to new and renewing members during Women’s Week.

“Women’s Week at the Monument is returning for its third year with electrifying new programming that reflects the mission of the PMPM and brings in new partnerships,” said Dr. K. David Weidner, Executive Director at the PMPM. “Last year’s programming was an amazing success so we wanted to continue that tradition this year with a list of exciting events that both engage and entertain our visitors about the impact women have made in our community.”

The PMPM Event Coordinator of “Women’s Week at the Monument” Michelle Crone says, “We have worked hard to put together new and exciting programs and continue the popular ones from the past to celebrate both the women of the past and the women of today. There will be events with serious discussions as well as events that are meant to be pure fun.”

PMPM’s Women’s Week Series

Crone’s Brown Bag Series – October 12 to October 20, 2019, 12-1pm

Bring your own “brown bag” lunch and join the discussions at the Shallop Café where there will be a variety of topics discussed on women’s issues lead by experts in various fields.  The lunch series are scheduled from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Wampanoag Cultural Day– October 12, 2019, 11am-3pm

Old Dykes and Allies with Herstory – October 13, 2019, 12-1:30pm

Hear stories about being “out” in the early days of Provincetown.

How to do Stand-up Comedy Workshop – October 14, 12-1:30pm

Learn from the Queen of Comedy, Poppy Champlin, on how to be a stand-up comedian. Champlin is one of the quickest witted comedians working either coast today. Besides Poppy’s deep comedic chops, she has a good voice that she puts to use during each performance. She erupts onto the stage, fearless, upbeat and energetic spitting out jokes, quips, songs, impressions and even birdcalls. Poppy’s’ shows can be described as spin art – “No two alike.”

Historic Women’s Walking Tour – October 15, 2019, 9:30-11am, October 17, 2019, 9:30-11am

Take a step back in time and join our walking tour of Provincetown and experience the impact that women have had throughout history.  The tour includes stops where you will learn about Miriam MacMillan, wife of artic explorer and Provincetown native Donald MacMillan who accompanied him on several expeditions.  You will also visit the sites of the original women’s clubs that were established to create safe spaces, and learn more about the AIDS crisis and how it was local women who became the caretakers of the men who were dying from the disease.  Walking Tour tickets are $20 per person, per tour and advanced reservations are required. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the PMPM at 508-487-1310.

Pamela Means – October 15, 2019, 2-3:30pm

Pamela Means will discuss activism in song with an in-depth look at the process of inspiration of composing songs with a message, especially as a bi-racial performer working in a contemporary climate of polarization.

Women and Politics – October 16, 2019, 12-1:30pm

Hear from women in politics who are on the front lines and behind the scenes on the local, state and national levels.

Poppy Champlin’s Student’s in Concert – October 16, 2019, 3-4pm

Come support these up and coming comics from Poppy Champlin’s comedy class.

Pamela Means in Concert   –  October 17, 2019, 4-5pm

Pamela is one of the most gifted musicians of our time – singer/songwriter/poet/fierce guitarist. Pamela plays The Beatles’ Abbey Road album, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the album that influenced generations. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online or at the door.

How to do Research – October 18, 2019, 12-1:30pm

Author Jeannette de Beauvoir uses her academic background in history to uncover hidden lives of under-represented people that she then weaves into her mystery and historical fiction. Author Jamie Anderson’s new book, An Army of Lovers: Women’s Music of the Seventies and Eighties, captures that heady times when we were forming the soundtrack for our coming our as lesbians and feminists. She caught the lighting and put it on the page!

American Women Composers – October 19, 2019, 7:00pm

Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum presents Chamber Music for the Outer Cape “American Women Composers,” a program designed to share the extraordinary influence of women in music since the late 19th century. The program features the music of Amy Beach, generally acknowledged as the first American woman recognized widely by music scholars, and Florence B. Price, the first African American woman to have music performed by a major American symphony. These historical works are juxtaposed with a performance by the singer, songwriter, and composer Pamela Means, an award-winning American musician performing her own music. Chamber musicians:  Sasha Callahan, violin; Jeffrey Thurston, violin; Chelsea Wimmer, viola; Luke Krafka, cello; and, Craig Combs, piano


Kitchen Table Talk  -  October 20, 2019, 12-1:30pm

An open discussion/conversation

About the Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum

Dedicated in 1910, the Monument commemorates the first landing of the Mayflower Pilgrims in Provincetown in 1620.  Here they signed the historic Mayflower Compact, the first agreement to establish a government by the people in the ‘new world;’ which became the cornerstone of American democracy. They explored the Cape for five weeks before sailing on to Plymouth. At 252 feet, the Monument is an engineering marvel and the tallest granite tower in the United States. Visitors can climb the Monument’s 116 steps and 60 ramps at a leisurely pace and enjoy a breathtaking view of the entire Cape and visit our webcam for a live “View from the Top.” The Provincetown Museum at the base of the Monument presents engaging exhibitions of important chapters in our national heritage and the Town’s history and oversees Provincetown 400, the committee developing the commemorations for 2020, the 400thanniversary of the Mayflower voyage and landing in Provincetown.  Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum is a non-profit educational, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization. For more information please visit welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on