Media statement from See Plymouth
Plymouth, MA – This morning, visitors to Plymouth, MA who walked the waterfront were greeted by a few monuments that had been defaced with graffiti. Red spray paint was found on Plymouth Rock, the Pilgrim Maiden statue, two Scallop shells, and a commemorative bench.
“Seeing this type of disrespect for the historic reminders of the Mayflower story is both sad and unsettling,” said Lea Filson, Executive Director of See Plymouth. “The outpouring of concern and anger over the incident has been a positive ending to a thoughtless gesture.”
“As Plymouth commemorates the 400th anniversary of the landing of the Mayflower this year, we have already begun welcoming international and domestic visitors,” Filson continued, “The waterfront and the historic district are safe, well- lit, and will continue to welcome all who visit.”
The four defaced objects are but a few of the many monuments, museums, attractions, restaurants, and family activities offered in Plymouth, MA. The graffiti was removed within a few hours.
About See Plymouth
See Plymouth is a Destination Management Organization for Plymouth, MA and Plymouth County, MA. It is responsible for promotion of the town and region as a travel destination. It fully markets the town of Plymouth as a vacation destination and provides and ensures optimal visitor services. It is one of 16 Regional Tourism Councils (RTC) in the Commonwealth, working in conjunction with the MA Office of Travel and Tourism, a state agency under the umbrella of The Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development. See Plymouth operates the Waterfront Visitor Center in the Town of Plymouth and the Massachusetts Visitor Center located at Route 3, Exit 5 in Plymouth. www.SeePlymouth.com; www.twitter.com/seeplymouth www.Instagram.com/seeplymouth; www.Facebook.com/SeePlymouthMA;