On July 22, 2020, it is 400 years ago that the Pilgrims left Delfshaven to eventually arrive in Massachusetts.
They are considered the Founding Fathers of the current United States. Their journey will be commemorated in America, England and also Leiden, The Netherlands.
The story of these Pilgrim Fathers is one of migration. Of a group of people looking for a better future in a new place where they hopefully can be themselves, but also have to find new ways to relate to the people around them. This is the story of many inhabitants of Rotterdam and specifically Delfshaven; the base of the Manifestation Pilgrims 400. The timeless theme of “Coming and Going” will be the main focus of this inclusive and reinforcing event.