Previous Mayflower Commemorations
Southampton is one of several ports in Britain that claims a connection with the voyage of the Pilgrims. In this podcast, Tom Hulme explores why the Mayflower began to be remembered in Southampton in the 19th century, and how local people engaged with the story “in memorials, theatre, and commemorations” up until the present day. Read more.
SeaCity’s exhibition Commemorations was open February – August 2020.
The exhibition explored some of the significant events and individuals commemorated in Southampton. The nature and focus of commemorative events have evolved over time, with a more inclusive approach used today. The exhibition looked at how focus of Mayflower commemorative events has widened from merely being a celebration of Anglo-American culture, to acknowledging the disastrous consequences of the arrival of European settlers upon the indigenous population of America.