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November 19, 2017 Thanksgiving Memorial Service and Dinner, Most Distinguished Pilgrim Award

Please join us Sunday at 2:00 PM for our annual Thanksgiving Service at Parkside United Church of Christ, 505 Main St., Phoenixville , PA followed by our Society's traditional Thanksgiving Dinner at The Desmond Hotel,1 Liberty Blvd, Malvern, Pennsylvania 19355. The winner of the John Hunt Jr. Most Distinguished Pilgrim Award, earned by a current SMDPA member, will read her paper to the audience. The award is bestowed upon Pennsylvania Society members for their exceptional service to the state Society.

Do you have a junior that wants to participate in the opening and closing processions? They will be dressed in Pilgrim clothing by our volunteers and have their pictures taken, which will be used, with your consent, in our Winter Newsletter. Send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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2018 SMDPA Calendar of Events                                                             

Dates: TBA              Board of Assistants Meetings

All BOA meetings are held on Saturdays at Merion Cricket Club.  

April 14, 2018          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: Caleb Johnson

May 5, 2018           SUSQUEHANNA COLONY Spring Meeting

11 AM - 3:00 PM   Country Cupboard, Lewisburg, PA 17837                                    

May 19, 2018         WESTERN COLONY Spring Meeting

12:00 PM           Location TBD
                        Guest Speaker:  TBD

June 3, 2018            SMDPA Summer Picnic at the Haverford Township Historical Society Heritage Festival

The SMDPA will be hosting the Summer Picnic in Haverford, PA during the 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.

November 10, 2018     Bucks County Ancestry Fair

The 12th Annual Bucks County Ancestry Fair will be held on Saturday, November 10th at 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 18, 2018     Thanksgiving Memorial Service and Dinner, Most Distinguished Pilgrim Award

Please join us Sunday, November 18th at 2:00 PM for our annual Thanksgiving Service followed by our Society's traditional Thanksgiving Dinner, 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.

Do you have a junior that wants to participate in the opening and closing processions?  They will be dressed in Pilgrim clothing by our volunteers and have their pictures taken, which will be used, with your consent, in our Spring Newsletter.

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Annual Meeting, Luncheon, with Guest Speaker: Caleb Johnson

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April 14, 2018 - 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: Caleb Johnson

To members and non-members, please join your SMDPA cousins and guests in April for our Annual Meeting at the Merion Cricket Club.  Our guest speaker, Caleb Johnson, will provide a not to be missed presentation.  Promptly at 11:00 AM, the nominating Committee will install the 2017-2018 SMDPA Officers and Board of Assistants.  After lunch, Governor Peter Adams will present the "Kitty F. Little Distinguished Achievement Award" to author and lecturer Caleb Johnson.   View Flyer/Reservation 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.

 

A favorite springtime event for 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 featuring Mayflower Society and membership information, and the sale of our commemorative items.  

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 our junior members are interested in participating at the exhibit table, please contact James Buckner, Education Chair at:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Elizabeth Tilley Howland Mayflower Descendant Scholarship

Two $1,000 scholarships will granted to any graduating high school seniors in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania who are members of, or directly related to an active member of, the Pennsylvania Society of Mayflower Descendants and who has been accepted by an accredited college or university. The scholarship award, which is to be used only for college-related needs, will be paid to the college or university for the student.

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