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

Exciting things are happening at the New Hampshire Mayflower Society in the next few years. In the year 2020 we will be commemorating the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the ship Mayflower in New England. New Hampshire, as well as other states and the town of Plymouth, will be celebrating this with special events for members and the general public.

Our society was founded on 15 August 1930 in Exeter, New Hampshire, and so the year 2020 will also be our 90th anniversary year. Our charter written by the first members in 1930 states that our purpose is "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 convey 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"

The General Society of Mayflower Descendants fulfills this mission through genealogy research, scholarships, publications, and educational programs. Becoming a member of New Hampshire's society grants you membership in the General Society, too, which authenticates your lineage, and preserves it for future generations.

This is the website to find out more about our New Hampshire Mayflower Society, our current and future events, and how to join our membership. We also offer a Memorial Scholarship every year to worthy students, and the link here on the left will take you to the instructions and application. Gifts to the scholarship fund are tax deductible as a 501 (c) organization. Please consider a generous donation.

Best wishes,

Heather Wilkinson Rojo, 38th Governor

Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of New Hampshire

Contact us at: Governor@nhmayflower.org

Board Meeting

September 12, 2020

9:00 am via ZOOM. See email to find meeting invitation link.

New Hampshire Society Business Meeting

November 7, 2020

Jewell Lodge #94, 148 Main Street, Pembroke, NH

11:00 am.

This will be a short, socially distanced business meeting. The purpose will be to approve minutes and reports and to vote on new dues, changes in by-laws and the new board of assistants. Please wear a mask.

Mayflower Compact Plaque Dedication at Odiorne Point

TBD Odiorne Point State Park, 570 Ocean Bvd, Rye, NH

9:30 Arrival/10:00 Ceremony

Mayflower Compact Plaque Illumination Ceremony

November 11th Odiorne Point State Park, 570 Ocean Bvd, Rye, NH

1:00 Ceremony

See our Facebook group for more upcoming and past events and activities.