Pilgrim Academic Research Award

Annual Pilgrim Academic Research Award

The Pilgrim Academic Research Award is presented at the Governor General’s 1620 Club Banquet each September.

The General Society of Mayflower Descendants and the Pilgrim Academic Research Committee is pleased to announce the seventh annual Pilgrim Academic Research Award recipient, Richard Pickering.

Richard Pickering is the Deputy Executive Director of Plimoth Patuxet Museums, the living history museum of 17th century Plymouth Colony and the Wampanoag Homeland.  He oversees the Plimoth Patuxet Museum’s ongoing research as well as educational and theatrical programs. Richard is a historical interpreter who brings history to life allowing us to experience 17th century life.

2022 1620 Banquet Pilgrim Academic Research Award

Governor General Jane Groves Riddell Hurt presented the General Society of Mayflower Descendants Pilgrim Academic Research Award  for 2022 to Richard Pickering during the September 11, 2022, Governor General’s 1620 Club Banquet.

2022 1620 Banquet Richard Pickering

Recipients of the Pilgrim Academic Research Award

2022: Richard H. Pickering

2021: Judith H. Swan

2019: Caleb H. Johnson

2018: Susan E. Roser

2017: Dr. Jeremy Dupertuis Bangs

2016: Dr. David Landon & Dr. Christa Beranek

2015: James W. Baker