Archives for October 21, 2019

Burial Hill, Plymouth, Massachusetts

On Saturday, we went to Burial Hill, Plymouth, Massachusetts, where we saw the family burial grounds for William Bradford (first picture) and Adoniram and Abigail Judson (second picture). The cemetery is well kept up, and is placed in a very scenic setting. I gave two mini-lectures at the Bradford crypt on William Bradford and William Brewster. The dedication of the lives of these Pilgrims is both humbling and invigorating.

National Monument to the Forefathers

As the sun set Friday, we visited the National Monument to the Forefathers, the world’s largest granite sculpture. It commemorates the Pilgrims and the ideals they stood for, such as faith, liberty, peace, wisdom, justice, mercy, and others.

Pilgrim Hall Museum

William Bradford’s Geneva Bible
Statue of William Bradford

The Pilgrims came to the New World for religious freedom. Many died along the way. On Friday, we visited the Pilgrim Hall Museum, which holds many artifacts from the Mayflower, including William Bradford’s Geneva Bible. A statue stands in his memory. He was one of the framers of the Mayflower Compact and governed Plymouth Colony 30 years.