• Pilgrim Biographies

    Pilgrim Biographies

    Learn about the life and times of our Pilgrim Forefathers. Read More
  • Join Us

    Join Us

    Anyone who can document his or her lineage from one of the following twenty-nine Mayflower passengers is eligible to apply for membership. Read More
  • Enter the 17th Century

    Enter the 17th Century

    Our multi-award winning Website is designed to be fun as well as an educational road map to this corner of 17th century history. Read More
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  • Thanksgiving Service
  • Annual Meeting and Tea
  • Summer Picnic

November 20, 2016 Thanksgiving Memorial Service and Dinner, Most Distinguished Pilgrim Award

Christ Church in Philadelphia

Please join us Sunday at 2:00 PM for our annual Thanksgiving Service at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Exton, PA followed by our Society's traditional Thanksgiving Dinner at the Sheraton Great Valley Hotel, 707 East Lancaster Ave., Frazer, PA, and the presentation of the John Hunt Jr. Most Distinguished Pilgrim Award to a current SMDPA member. The award is bestowed upon Pennsylvania Society members for their exceptional service to the state Society.

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Annual Meeting and Tea

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April 15, 2017 - Annual Meeting and Tea at Merion Cricket Club
325 Montgomery Ave., Haverford, PA 19041
11:00 AM Business Meeting
12:30 PM Luncheon and Guest Speaker: Michael Tougias

To find out more about Best Selling Author Michael Tougias and his presentation, see attached flyer and Registration Form.

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Annual Summer Picnic

The SMDPA will be hosting the Summer Picnic in Haverford, PA during the Haverford Township Historical Society Heritage Festival. Additional information will be in the Spring 2017 newsletter.

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Latest News

Mayflower Scholarship is Undergoing Change

Apply by May 1, 2017 The Society of Mayflower Descendants in Pennsylvania is pleased to announce their 2017 scholarship program. The Elizabeth Tilley Howland Scholarship honors Mayflower passenger Elizabeth Tilley Howland with a one thousand dollar grant. The Howland scholarship is for a 2017 Pennsylvania high school graduate and Mayflower Descendant who is going on to college in the United States. Entries must be postmarked by May 1, 2017.

Please contact James Buckner or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

  • The history of Pilgrims and Puritans in 17th century New England reflects events in the reformation of English politics and religion.
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  • The Mayflower and Me K-12 curriculum is a MUST for all educators, schools and organizations throughout the world, a MUST for adventurers searching myths and misconceptions in history.

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  • Curious about whether or not you may be descended from a Mayflower passenger? See our List of passengers with the surnames found in the first three generations after landing included.
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  • Modern history easily confuses the Mayflower Pilgrims with the Puritans who followed later in the 17th Century.
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  • Myth: Pilgrims wore black and white clothing with buckled top hats.

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  • Put our Pilgrim fathers into the context of history. Discover contemporaries and other world events in relation to their place in time.

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