Constitutional Objectives

of the Society of Mayflower Descendants






History of the Society of Mayflower Descendants in Michigan



In January 1897, The four founding states met in Plymouth, Massachusetts to organize the General Society of Mayflower Descendants. They were:


 Only four years later, Michigan joined the growing tribute to our Pilgrim ancestors by joining the Mayflower the descendants. Michigan received its charter on 8 February 1901 and was organized on 3 April 1901.

Michigan has been the first in many avenues.

The Michigan Society's greatest accomplishment is to pay tribute and to continue the memory of the Mayflower Pilgrims.







The First  Thanksgiving" (1944), by Jennie Augusta Brownscombe (1850-1936), on oil canvas, Pilgrim Hall Museum, Plymouth Massachusetts

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To perpetuate to a remote posterity the memory of our Pilgrim Fathers. To maintain and defend the principle of civil and religious liberty a set fourth in the Compact of the Mayflower

To cherish and maintain the ideals and institutions of American freedom, and to oppose any theories that threaten their continuity. To transmit the spirit, the purity of purpose and steadfastness of the will of the Pilgrim Fathers to those who shall come after us, an undiminished heritage of liberty and law.

To promote the interests that are common to all the state** Society of the Mayflower Descendants which can best served by a federal body, and to secure united effort to discover and publish original matter in regard to the Pilgrims, together with existing data known only to antiquarians, and to authenticate, preserve and mark historical spots made memorable by Pilgrim association.