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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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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  Welcome to the John Howland Society web site!  We are looking forward to the upcoming 400th anniversary of the landing of the Pilgrims in Plymouth. The Society is active in the organizations that are planning events leading up to and including 2020.

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The 120th Annual Meeting will be held at Plimoth Plantation on September 9, 2017 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 8 a banquet will be held at Plimoth Plantation.  Social (half) hour begins at 6 pm, with dinner to folllow at 6:30 pm. Our guest speaker is Hilary Goodnow who is the Public Historian and Museum Programs Administrator for Plimoth Plantation. She will explore the role of women in 17th century society and discuss how living history provides new insight into the joys, sorrows and challenges of their lives.

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Click here for other interesting things to do in Plymouth.120th

 

 

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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