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

  • December 9th Board Meeting start time is 9 AM.
    Posted Dec 6, 2017, 4:16 PM by Penny Webster
  • NEW TIME - Compact Luncheon Meeting to start at 10:30 am. The Compact Luncheon Meeting start time has been changed to 10:30.  We hope to see you all there!
    Posted Oct 12, 2017, 2:05 PM by Penny Webster
  • Old Sturbridge Village Trip Members of the New Hampshire Society of Mayflower Descendants had an enjoyable trip to Old Sturbridge Village in Sturbridge, Mass.  Happy 80th Birthday to our Governor Richard H. Tivey.
    Posted Jun 29, 2017, 9:45 AM by Penny Webster
  • Membership/Scholarship Meeting held at the New London Historial Society            Our members and guests enjoyed exploring the sites at the New London Historical Society on a spectacular May day.  Thanks to David Royle for making the arrangements.   Photos courtesy of ...
    Posted Jun 29, 2017, 9:15 AM by Penny Webster
  • 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
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