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, take a virtual tour of 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. The Mayflower Society House

   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.

    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
37th Governor,
Society of Mayflower Descendants
in the State of New Hampshire
Contact us at:  Governor@nhmayflower.org

Society News and Events

  • The Jr Member Hike & Picnic - cancelled. The Jr member hike and picnic at Diana's Baths in North Conway scheduled for July 15 has been cancelled.
    Posted Jun 6, 2017, 6:12 PM by Penny Webster
  • Join Us for the 2017 Field Trip to Old Sturbridge Village - June 15th Get your reservations now to enjoy a day of history at OSV and celebrate Governor Tivey's 80th birthday.About OSVOld Sturbridge Village is a New England living history ...
    Posted May 6, 2017, 9:20 AM by Penny Webster
  • Scholarship Luncheon - May 20th- New London Historical Society Museum Please join us on May 20th at the New London Historical Society Museum in New London for our Society's scholarship luncheon .  We will be starting at 10:00 am ...
    Posted May 6, 2017, 7:54 AM by Penny Webster
  • Scholarship The deadline for  the NHMS Memorial Scholarship is February 15, 2017  - Apply Today! Click here to visit the scholarship program page and to find more information and the application.
    Posted Jan 23, 2017, 2:34 PM by Penny Webster
  • Save the Date - 2017 Field Trip to Old Sturbridge Village Thursday, June 15th, 2017 the NHSMD will travel to Old Sturbridge Village for a luncheon and celebration of Governor Tivey's 80th Birthday.  This will be an all day bus ...
    Posted Nov 27, 2016, 11:22 AM by Penny Webster
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