• 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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  • Once a quarter the SMDPA publishes its award-winning newsletter, The Pennsylvania Mayflower newsletter.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Who were the Pilgrims? Settlers? Separatists? Merchants? Adventurers? Read biographies the signers of the Mayflower Compact.

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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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  • Modern history easily confuses the Mayflower Pilgrims with the Puritans who followed later in the 17th Century.

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  • Thanksgiving Service
  • Annual Meeting
  • Spring Tea
  • Summer Picnic

Annual Thanksgiving Service November 22

Christ Church in Philadelphia

This Year’s Annual Thanksgiving Service will be In Philadelphia on Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 2pm.

Christ Church is located at 2nd and Market Streets, Philadelphia. Click here for directions.

Join us for our annual Thanksgiving Dinner at 4pm at the Wyndham Hotel on 4th and Arch Streets.


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Annual Meeting and Luncheon April 18, 2015

Thomas K. Gibson

Doubletree Resort by Hilton
2400 Willow Street Pike
Lancaster, PA
Saturday, April 18, 2015

Speaker: Thomas K. Gibson, interactive presentation,
“Deacon Robert Cushman, and the
More Children Tragedy

Click here for directions.

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Annual Spring Tea

Annual Spring Tea

2015 Spring Tea at the Davis’ home on June 7, 2015 from 1 to 4 PM. SMDPA Social Events Chair, Debbie Markowitz will share additional information in our next newsletter.



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Annual Summer Picnic


2015 August Summer Event (Place, Date and Time TBA)

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Mayflower Scholarships Apply by May 1, 2016


2016 Scholarships Due May 1, 2016
The Society of Mayflower Descendants in Pennsylvania is pleased to announce their 2016 scholarship program. The Elizabeth Tilley Howland Scholarship honors Mayflower passenger Elizabeth Tilley Howland. The Sachem Massasoit Scholarship honors the Wampanoag leader who aided the Pilgrims. Both are one thousand dollar grants. The Howland scholarship is for a 2016 Pennsylvania high school graduate who is going on to college in the United States. The Sachem Massasoit scholarship is for a member of the Wampanoag Nation who is a student at an accredited college or university in the United States. Entries must be postmarked by May 1, 2016.

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