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Several culture-related parties in the city, like Leiden museums, theatre makers and artists, will incorporate the Commemoration Year 2020 in their activities. Through exhibitions and performances, the Leiden period will be highlighted. What did they look like? How did they live? What books did they read? What herbs and spices did they use? Additionally, the themes of freedom and tolerance will be explored. What does freedom mean today? What are the effects of borders? What did the arrival of the Pilgrim settlers mean for the original inhabitants of America?