Spirit of Mayflower Podcast

Mayflower Artist Rachel Carter

Spirit of Mayflower artist Rachel Carter crossed the Atlantic on a cargo ship to understand something of the pilgrims’ experience from 400 years ago. She spent time as an artist in residence at Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum before returning to England and creating the Pilgrim Woman statue through a community project in the Pilgrim Roots region.

Spirit of Mayflower Podcast

Rachel’s podcast is part of her project, exploring themes and connecting with others working to commemorate the anniversary:

‘The podcast series charts Rachel’s journey to create a series of Pilgrim Woman Sculptures for the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower sailing and looks at the history, inspiration and the cultures of four nations.’

The Pilgrim Roots Region

The latest episode in Rachel’s podcast series features Heritage Engagement Officer Isabelle. Together they discuss the must see places in the region and touch on a few of the fascinating stories along the Pilgrims Trail. Listen in and find more episodes, plus visit the first Pilgrim Woman statue, which stands proudly on the waterfront at Gainsborough.