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

March 7, 2020,

10:00 Social/11:00 Meeting. 3024 Countryside Blvd, Manchester, NH

Scholarship Committee Meeting - This meeting was held via ZOOM

Date & Time TBD, Copper Door, 15 Leavy Drive, Bedford, NH

Scholarship Meeting - NH Society 90th Anniversary Celebration - THIS MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED

May 16, 2020

10:30 Social/11:00 Meeting, Exeter Inn 90 Front Street, Exeter, NH

Speaker: Desiree Mobed from the Alden House Historic site.

Parking - behind the Inn

New England Governor's Meeting & Barbecue - This event has been postponed.

Mayflower Compact Plaque Dedication at Odiorne Point

August 29, 2020 Odiorne Point State Park, 570 Ocean Bvd, Rye, NH

9:30 Arrival/10:00 Ceremony

Compact Meeting

November 7, 2020

11:00 Meeting , Puritan Backroom Restaurant, 245 Hooksett Rd., Manchester, NH

Speaker, Reenactor from Plimoth Plantation

Mayflower Compact Plaque Illumination Ceremony

November 11, 2020 Odiorne Point State Park, 570 Ocean Bvd, Rye, NH

2:00 Ceremony

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