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Each season of the year the Society holds a social event in the Greater Philadelphia area. In January we hold our Annual Meeting at one of the clubs and present our national “Katharine F. Little Distinguished Mayflower Scholarship Award” to a non-member. A Spring "Tea" is held at one of the historic homes in May. The summer picnic is held in August. In the November we honor the memory of our Pilgrim ancestors and SMDPA members of whose passing we were advised during the past year at an historic church. The service is followed by a traditional Thanksgiving dinner at a nearby restaurant at which time we honor one of our own members with our “John Mortimer Hunt, Jr. Distinguished Pilgrim Award.” Our two Colonies which are located in the greater Harrisburg and Pittsburgh areas (the latter having absorbed the former Erie Colony) also schedule dinner meetings accompanied by educational programs for their members.

Each season of the year the Society holds a social event in the Greater Philadelphia area. In January we hold our Annual Meeting at one of the clubs and present our national “Katharine F. Little Distinguished Mayflower Scholarship Award” to a non-member. A Spring "Tea" is held at one of the historic homes in May. The summer picnic is held in August. In the November we honor the memory of our Pilgrim ancestors and SMDPA members of whose passing we were advised during the past year at an historic church. The service is followed by a traditional Thanksgiving dinner at a nearby restaurant at which time we honor one of our own members with our “John Mortimer Hunt, Jr. Distinguished Pilgrim Award.” Our two Colonies which are located in the greater Harrisburg and Pittsburgh areas (the latter having absorbed the former Erie Colony) also schedule dinner meetings accompanied by educational programs for their members.

Board of Assistants Meetings

All are on Saturday and at Merion Cricket Club Dates: TBA

November 12, 2016 - Bucks County Ancestry Fair
The 10th Annual Bucks County Ancestry Fair will be held on Saturday, November 12th bu the Bucks County Genealogical Society. The SMDPA is proud to be an exhibitor at this event. The fair will be held at the Bucks County Community College, Upper Campus, 1 Hillendale Rd., Reading, PA. Registration begins at 8:30 AM and the keynote address will begin at 9:30 AM. For more information, please visit: www.ancestryfair.com.

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

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

June 4, 2017 - Haverford Township Historical Society Heritage Festival
A favorite springtime event for the township residents, the Festival celebrates local history and culture in the beautiful natural setting by Cobbs Creek. The Heritage Festival features living history exhibits, live music, delicious food and a beer garden. The SMDPA is proud to be sponsoring a table at this event. The Heritage Festival takes place on Karakung Drive between Lakeside Drive and Manoa Road in Haverford, PA. Stroll along the drive and enjoy the day with the whole family. If juniors are interested in participating at the exhibit table , please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

2017 SMDPA 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.