History of The Mayflower Society
- Uphold the Mayflower heritage in the face of a rapidly changing world.
- The principles established when the Mayflower Compact was written in 1620 exemplify the democratic form of government upon which our U.S. Constitution is based.
- We need to highlight this heritage for our descendants as the schools drift further away from the early history of our country and the spiritual foundation of our country is further eroded by contemporary perspectives.
- Establish a friendship with others whose roots hark back to the Mayflower.
- Commit yourself to keeping our Mayflower Society strong and vital by joining our committees.
Committees can include By-Laws, Computer Scanning, Education, Finance, Hospitality, Insignia, Juniors, Membership, Newsletter, Nominations, Press and Publicity, Programs, Reservations, and Scholarship. If you have the time and willingness to help, we can use you.
- Receive special privileges.
- The General Society of Mayflower Descendants, headquartered in Plymouth, MA, provides extensive genealogical and historical information. See http://www.themayflowersociety.com/library.htm
- Every third September members from all over the country gather in Plymouth for special meetings and tours.
- Plymouth Plantation welcomes Mayflower members at a special rate and provides a window into the past through its recreation of the original colony.
- See http://www.plimoth.org/.
- The Mayflower Quarterly, published by GSMD, provides a wealth of information about history, genealogy, and current activities of the various societies.