In these uncertain times we like to keep you informed about what’s happening behind the scenes. The exhibition, ‘Pilgrims to America – and the Limits of Freedom’ was supposed to open this week in Museum De Lakenhal in the Dutch city of Leiden, but of course the exhibition has been postponed. The exhibition, designed by NorthernLight, is an account of the extraordinary journey of the Pilgrims in the 17th century. They started out from England and spent 11 years in voluntary exile in Leiden, before before setting sail for America to establish Plymouth Colony. 2020 will commemorate the departure of the Pilgrims on the Mayflower 400 years ago.
Connecting past and present
‘Pilgrims to America’ examines the limits of freedom. The exhibition encourages you to think about your position with respect to the choices the Pilgrims made 400 years ago: Can I be who I am, Do I stay or do I go, Do I dare to start a new life and Your freedom or my freedom. Through these intriguing questions a connection is made between the past and the present. We would like to share a sneak preview video of the exhibition concept. We trust it will give you some food for thought. A new opening date will be announced soon.