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Annual Meeting 2016

The Annual Meeting and banquet will be held on Sep 30/Oct 1 2016!  Please join us! Click here for more info.

Rocky Nook

Located on a small peninsula of land, Rocky Nook represents the core of the farmstead purchased by John Howland from John Jenny in 1638 and held by three generations of Howlands.

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Shallop Elizabeth Tilley

Our shallop—Elizabeth Tilley—is a 38-foot, solid oak reproduction of a 1628 shallop. Shallops were the coasting vessels used by our Pilgrim ancestors.

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Jabez Howland House

The Jabez Howland House is the only existing house in Plymouth where Pilgrims actually lived. John Howland and his wife, Elizabeth Tilley Howland spent their winters here with their son Jabez and his family.

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John Howland

Son of Margaret and Henry Howland, was born about 1592/3. He died at Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts, February 23, 1672/3.
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Famous Howlands

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The History of Bradford's HistoryOf Plimoth Plantation
A remarkable work by a man who himself was something of a marvel.

Letter From the President

I am writing this letter on February 2 — Ground Hog Day. So far, those of us who live in New England have enjoyed the mildest of winters...

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The 119th Annual Meeting will be held at Plimoth Plantation on October 1, 2016 at 10 am!  The  business meeting will be followed by a luncheon.  After lunch activities include a visit (sail is weather dependent) to the shallop Elizabeth Tilley and a memorial service at Burial Hill.  Guests are always welcome to visit the society's propoerties: Jabez Howland House and Rocky Nook.

On Friday evening, Sept 30 a banquet will be held at Plimoth Plantation.  Social (half) hour begins at 6 pm, with dinner to folllow at 6:30 pm.  Our After Dinner Speakers are our friends from Pirates Ashore, Morgan Rhys and Joe "Crow" Pereira.

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Howland Five Generations Books

The General Society of Mayflower Descendants meticulously investigates primary records that substantiate the identity of individuals and families that descend from the Pilgrims who traveled on the ship Mayflower in 1620.

The Five Generations Project books, also called the Silver books, are now being researched beyond the first five generations. These avidly collected books are an invaluable tool in genealogy research.

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