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'Landing of the Pilgrims, 1620' Relief, U.S. Capitol Rotunda, Washington DC1825 — "Landing of the Pilgrims, 1620" Relief, U.S. Capitol Rotunda, Washington DC
This is one of four reliefs which stand over the four Rotunda doors of the US Capitol Building. It was contributed by the sculptor Enrico Causici. This is not to be confused with the section of the same title in the Rotunda's 360º Historical Painting frieze painted in 1889 by Filippo Costaggini based on sketches by Costantino Brumidi.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Washington, Blaine, Whatcom Co.

Peace Arch between Blaine, Washington and Surrey, Canada1921 — Peace Arch between Blaine, Washington and Surrey, Canada
First named the International Peace Portal, it was originally dedicated on September 6, 1921, and each year a reenactment of the dedication is held. It is in the Peace Arch State Park and sits on the international border between British Columbia, Canada, and the United States, just east of US I-5. It is about a half hour from Vancouver. A piece of timber taken from the Mayflower Barn at Jordans northwest of London, England, was placed in the arch, a gift of the British Society of Friends and was marked by a tablet and commemorated the common ancestry of the US and Great Britain. The identity of the barn as having Mayflower timbers has since been disproved. See Surrey, British Columbia entry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Utah, Salt Lake City

Massasoit Statue, Capitol Gardens, Salt Lake City, UT1922 — Massasoit Statue, Capitol Gardens, Salt Lake City, UT
Designed by Cyrus E. Dallin, this bronze statue of the Pilgrims' friend, the good sachem Massasoit of the Wampanoag is from the original plaster figure used for the statue on Coles Hill, Plymouth, MA. The plaster model was presented to the State of Utah and displayed for a time in the Capitol rotunda. Later it was duplicated as a bronze casting funded by the Nicholas Morgan Sr. Foundation which stands in front of the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

South Carolina, Abbeville Co.

Unknown — Selleck Monument Stone, Abbeville, SC
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Rhode Island, Warren, Bristol Co.

Massasoit’s Spring Post Card (1914), Warren, RIUnknown — Tablet, Massasoit’s Spring, Warren, RI
This tablet mounted on a bolder at the west end of Baker Street reads: “THIS TABLET / PLACED BESIDE THE GUSHING WATER / KNOWN FOR MANY GENERATIONS AS / MASSASOIT’S SPRING / COMMEMORATES THE GREAT / INDIAN SACHEM MASSASOIT / ‘FRIEND OF THE WHITE MAN’ / RULER OF THIS REGION WHEN THE / PILGRIMS OF THE MAYFLOWER / LANDED AT PLYMOUTH / IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1620”.  Warren, on the peninsula called Pokanoket (the part now called Mount Hope Neck), is on the site of the Indian village Sowams.

 

 

The Netherlands, Delfshaven, Holland

On leaving Leiden in 1620, the Pilgrims went to the port of Delfshaven where they boarded the ship Speedwell for England where they were to join the larger ship Mayflower for the trip to the New World.

The Pilgrim Fathers’ Church (Oude Kerk) Memorial Plaque, Delfshaven1906 — The Pilgrim Fathers’ Church (Oude Kerk) Memorial Plaque, Delfshaven, Holland
Memorial plaque reads: ONE IN CHRIST / FROM DELFSHAVEN JULY 22 AD 1620 / THE PILGRIM FATHERS BEGAN THEIR VOYAGE TO NEW ENGLAND / ---- / OBLIGED BY THE GOOD AND COURTEOUS ENTREATY / WHICH WE HAVE FOUND IN YOUR COUNTRY / WE AND OUR CHILDREN ARE BOUND TO BE THANKFUL / GOVERNOR WILLIAM BRADFORD TO THE DUTCH ON MANHATTAN MARCH 19 1627 / IN TOKEN OF ENDURING AND IN CHRISTIAN BROTHERHOOD / THE BOSTON CONGREGATIONAL CLUB REAR THIS MEMORIAL / JULY 1906” The Boston Congregational Church was part of the Highland Congregational Church (founded in 1869) located then on Parker Street, Boston, MA.

ca. 1920 — The Pilgrim Fathers' (Oude Kerk) Memorial Window, Delfshaven, Holland
Memorial window depicting the sailing of the Speedwell.

1995 — The Pilgrim Fathers’ Church (Oude Kerk), Delfshaven, Holland
"The / Tide / Which / Stays For / No Man Was / Calling Them / Away" on a bronze roundel with two Pilgrim figures, a man and a woman. The man holds a book identified as a Bible; Delfshaven church is in the background. The sculpture is signed with a small heraldic seal at the lower right. Translation of the plaque presented during the Pilgrims’ 375 anniversary year of departure reads: "This bronze relief sculpture is dedicated to the Pilgrims, who embarked in Delfshaven in July, 1620, for their journey to the New World, where after much difficulty they landed at Cape Cod in November of the same year. Presented by AEGON Insurance Company." AEGON N. V. is one of the world’s largest insurance companies and has its headquarters in The Hague, The Netherland

Rhode Island, Riverside, Providence Co.

Elizabeth Tilley Howland Memorial Gravestone1949 — Elizabeth Tilley Howland Memorial Gravestone, Little Neck Cemetery, Riverside, RI
The Pilgrim John Howland Society placed a memorial stone on the grave of Elizabeth, the only Pilgrim buried in Rhode Island. The text reads: "Here ended the Pilgrimage of / ELIZABETH TILLEY HOWLAND / who died Wednesday 21-31 / Dec. 1687 at home of her daughter / LYDIA & husband JAMES BROWN  / in Swanzea. ~ ELIZABETH married / Pilgrim JOHN HOWLAND who came / with her in the Mayflower Dec. 1620 / From them descended a / numerous posterity.  / In ELIZABETH'S Will the following / inspiring language is used / ‘It is my will and charge to all my / Children that they walke in ye Feare / of ye Lord, and in Love and Peace / towards each other.’" Historic Little Neck Cemetery is on Little Neck Avenue in Riverside.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Netherlands, Amsterdam, Holland

In 1608, after their successful second attempt to flee England, the Pilgrims settled in Amsterdam for one year before moving to the south to Leiden.

1909 — Holland Pilgrim Memorial Plaque, The Scottish (English Reformed) Church, Begijnhof, Amsterdam
Placed in memory of Henry Ainsworth (early Separatist leader in Holland), Francis Johnson (early Separatist leader in London and then Emden, Germany), Pastor John Robinson, Elder William Brewster, and Gov. William Bradford by the Chicago Congregational Club. The bronze tablet has six official seals: one in each corner and one centered at top and bottom, and are, top left corner the City of Chicago, top center the seal of Amsterdam, top right Amsterdam coat of arms, bottom right the Dutch royal crest, center bottom the seal of the Chicago Congregational Club, left bottom corner the seal of the State of Illinois. The text reads: ONE : IN : CHRIST / 1609 — FROM SCROOBY · TO · AMSTERDAM — 1909 / AINSWORTH · JOHNSON · ROBINSON · BREWSTER · BRADFORD / BY · A · JOINT · CONSENT · THEY · RESOLVED · TO · GO · INTO · THE · LOW · COUNTRIES / WHERE · THEY · HEARD · WAS · FREEDOM · OF · RELIGION · FOR · ALL · MEN / AND · LIVED · AT · AMSTERDAM / (GOVERNOR · WILLIAM · BRADFORD · HISTORY · OF · PLYMOUTH · PLANTATION) / IN · GRATEFUL · REMEMBRANCE · AND · IN · CHRISTIAN · BROTHERHOOD / THE · CHICAGO · CONGREGATIONAL · CLUB / REAR · THIS · MEMORIAL / A · D · 1909

Unknown — Holland Pilgrim Memorial Stained Glass Window, The Scottish (English Reformed) Church, Begijn Hof, Amsterdam.
This single stained glass window, showing people at prayer upon the deck of a ship with a billowing sail and a windmill in the left background, commemorates the English Separatists, including the Pilgrims, who worshiped in this church. In stained class in the base panel it reads: THEIR PASTOR COMMENDED / THEM WITH MOST FERVENT PRAYERS / TO THE LORD AND HIS BLESSING

Rhode Island, Providence, Providence Co.

1932 — Tablet, Capitol Building, Providence, RI
A brass tablet in the Capitol is headed by an image of the Mayflower and reads: THE MAYFLOWER / DECEMBER 1620 / THIS TABLET IS PLACED / TO HONOR THE PILGRIMS / OF THE MAYFLOWER / * * * / IN AN AGE / OF INTOLERANCE AND OF / BIGOTRY, THE PILGRIMS / OF THE MAYFLOWER LAID / THE FOUNDATIONS OF THIS / MIGHTY NATION WHEREIN / EVERY MAN, THROUGH / COUNTLESS AGES, SHALL / HAVE LIBERTY TO WORSHIP / GOD IN HIS OWN WAY / ERECTED BY THE SOCIETY OF MAYFLOWER / DESCENDANTS IN THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND / AUGUST 1932

Switzerland, Geneva

1917 — International Monument to the Reformation, Geneva, Switzerland
Usually known as the Reformation Wall, is a monument that honors many of the main individuals, events, and documents of the Protestant Reformation by depicting them in statues and bas-reliefs. The Wall is in the grounds of the University of Geneva, which was founded by John Calvin. There are ten statues of Calvinism's main proponents. The four Genevan reformers are flanked by smaller statues of major Protestant figures, bas-reliefs, and inscriptions. Oliver Cromwell is surrounded by The Pilgrim Fathers signing a covenant on the Mayflower.

International Monument to the Reformation, Geneva, Switzerland

Rhode Island, Bristol, Bristol Co.

2001 — Pokanoket - Pilgrim Treaty Plaque, King Philip's Inn, Bristol, RI
This treaty, according to Mourt's Relation, was executed on 22 March 1621 between the Pilgrims and Massasoit, the great sagamore, sachem or king of the Wampanoag. The treaty held until after Massasoit's death in 1662. A plaque bearing the treaty reads: “POKANOKET – PILGRIM / TREATY / MARCH 22/APRIL 1, 1621 / The treaty of mutual support they negotiated said in part:  / 1. That he nor any of his should do hurt to any / of their people. / 2. That if any of his did hurt any of theirs, he / should send the offender, that they might punish / him. / 3. That if anything were taken away from any / of theirs, he should cause it to be restored; and / they should do the like to him. / 4. If any did unjustly war against him, they / would aid him; if any did war against them, he / should aid them. / 5. He should send to his neighbors confederates / to certify them of this, that they might not wrong / them, but might be likewise compromised in the / conditions of peace. / 6. That when their men came to them, they should / leave their bows and arrows behind them. / 7. That King James would esteem Massasoit as / his friend and ally. / — Of Plimoth Plantation. Wm. Bradford / Presented by the General Society of Mayflower Descendants.” The plaque is in the headquarters of the Pokanoket Tribe.