Welcome to the Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of New Hampshire
The Mayflower on the Arrival in Plymouth Harbor by William Fomby Halsall (1841-1919)
Used with permission from the Pilgrim Hall Museum
It is my pleasure to welcome you to the website of the New Hampshire Mayflower Society. Our charter was presented by the General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Plymouth, Massachusetts, August 15, 1930, at historic Exeter, New Hampshire, our state's second settlement and colonial capital. The Society's purpose as stated in our Charter, includes among other things, “To perpetuate to a remote posterity the memory of our Pilgrim ancestors, and to pay homage to and defend the principles of civil and religious liberty which they promulgated in the ‘Compact of the Mayflower,’ as set forth in these words,” conveyed to us by the writings of Governor William Bradford:
“For ye glorie of God, and advancement of ye Christian faith and honour of our…countrie.”
Our society seeks to fulfill this mission through genealogical research, scholarships awarded yearly to worthy students, and with various publications and educational programs. Becoming a member authenticates and preserves the values of our Pilgrim forefathers as expressed in the Mayflower Compact.
As a 501 (c) 3 organization, financial gifts to the society's Memorial Scholarship Fund are tax deductible. Please consider a generous donation, and help assist worthy students whose interests include preserving the values of our Pilgrim forefathers as expressed in the Mayflower Compact.
At the following link, see the Winslow House Museum of the General Society of Mayflower Descendants, situated in Plymouth, Massachusetts. The museum, and the society's genealogical library are on these grounds. They are well worth a visit for members and non-members, alike.
Pictured is the old Winslow mansion, now known as The Mayflower House, a museum on the grounds of The General Society of Mayflower Descendants, at Plymouth, Massachusetts. Open to the public.
Please explore our site, where you will find information about membership, scheduled events, scholarship criteria and deadlines, copies of recent newsletters, and a history of our society.
With best wishes,
Richard Herbert Tivey
Society of Mayflower Descendants
in the State of New Hampshire