Passport to Plymouth to Celebrate Town’s 225th Anniversary

Thursday, August 22, 2019

PLYMOUTH, CT -- Although the Town of Plymouth’s 225th anniversary isn’t until 2020, the Plymouth Historical Society is getting a jump start on celebrating. Earlier this summer, a large mural depicting historical and current features of the town was unveiled on the side of the Lee’s Hardware building. Now the Historical Society is creating the Passport to Plymouth program as a fun and educational way for residents to discover 21 fascinating and unusual historic sites in town.

A $1,400 grant from the Betts Family Fund and the Bristol Brass General Grant Fund at Main Street Community Foundation was recently awarded to the Plymouth Historical Society to support the 16-page Passport to Plymouth. It will resemble an actual passport and will feature maps, descriptions and photos for each of the 21 sites.

“For each site, there will be questions in the Passport that can only be answered by looking for information at that location,” said Jerry Milne, Grants Coordinator for the Historical Society. “The intent of the Passport is to educate residents in a fun way about the unique heritage of their town, to make them proud to be from Plymouth and to create a sense of place and belonging. The sites were chosen for their historical significance but are also spread all over town so people see places they never knew existed.”

The Historical Society will run the program in partnership with the Plymouth Public Schools. Copies of the Passport will be distributed to every class and will also be available to all residents. There will be a digital version as well at www.plymouthhistoricalsociety.org, which can be printed.

For more information on Main Street Community Foundation, call 860.583.6363 or email office@mainstreetfoundation.org.

The Main Street Community Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for both present and future generations in the communities served by encouraging and promoting gift planning, prudent stewardship of assets, effective grantmaking and community leadership. A nonprofit public charity, created by private citizens, the foundation works with donors in Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington and Wolcott who wish to build permanent charitable endowments to support their communities. Since its founding in 1995, the foundation has provided over $18.5 million in grants and scholarships.

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Contact:

Samantha Rajotte
Main Street Community Foundation
860-583-6363
samantha@mainstreetfoundation.org

Website: www.mainstreetfoundation.org

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