Juniors

The Story of the Pilgrims' Mayflower

Mayflower has been a well used name for ships over the centuries in the English-speaking world. In fact there was another ship Mayflower that arrived in Plymouth in August 1629 with settlers on their way to Puritan settlements in Salem and Charlestown.

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Moving Across the Atlantic on the Mayflower

When you open up your history books, the information and facts found on the pages will take you back in time to places, events and into the lives of important people that existed a long time ago. One of these factual occurrences that make up American History is the Voyage of the Mayflower, a ship carrying the first group of people to a new colony in America. The people sailed from England to Massachusetts, not on a luxury cruise liner, but a wooden ship with masts. The vessel was called the Mayflower and it is an important part of American History.

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Educational Programs

In an effort to bring the true story of spirit, purity of purpose and steadfastness of will of the Mayflower ancestors to today’s youth, each spring the State Society completely funds classroom visits to elementary schools in the Commonwealth by museum instructors from the 1627 living history museum, Plimoth Plantation of Plymouth, Massachusetts. A number of schools have been selected for these visits in the Greater Erie, Harrisburg, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh areas with approximately 15,000 third through sixth graders sharing in this experience in the past six years.

Classroom Visits

Classroom Visit

“I saw Lincoln, but I like you much more than him,” one pupil told the very popular “Myles Standish.”

In an effort to bring the true story of spirit, purity of purpose and steadfastness of will of the Mayflower ancestors to today’s youth, each spring the State Society completely funds classroom visits to elementary schools in the Commonwealth by museum instructors from the 1627 living history museum, Plimoth Plantation of Plymouth, Massachusetts. A number of schools have been selected for these visits in the Greater Erie, Harrisburg, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh areas with approximately 15,000 third through sixth graders sharing in this experience in the past six years.

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Classroom Handouts

Free Educational Materials for Teachers and Students

We are dedicated to providing quality educational materials at no cost as part of our mission to educate students about our Pilgrim forefathers.

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Pilgrim Fun Facts

Mayflower Travel Trivia

Departure ColorizedThe Mayflower , and crew members that survived the winter of 1620 through 1621, sailed away from Plymouth Colony to return to England on April 5, 1621. It was a smoother and shorter trip than the historic September 6, 1620, journey from England to the New World. The fall voyage had been delayed for months, causing the wooden cargo ship to sail during the stormy season over the Atlantic Ocean. 

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