In remembrance of the
God-fearing and dauntless Pilgrims who were the first English settlers of New
England, their descendants founded the General Society of Mayflower Descendants
on January 12, 1897. The original State Societies were those of New York,
Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania.
The General Society is a
federation of 52 State Societies, consisting of the
50 States, the District of Columbia and Canada. The Society
of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Maryland
was chartered on March 4, 1938.
Objectives of Our Society
The objectives of the Society of Mayflower Descendants in the
State of Maryland are:
To perpetuate to a remote posterity the memory of
our Pilgrim Fathers. To maintain and defend the principle of civil and
religious liberty as set forth in the Compact of the Mayflower, "for the glorie
of God, and advancemente of the Christian faith, and honor of our ...
To cherish and maintain the ideals and institutions
of American freedom, and to oppose any theories or actions that threaten their
continuity. To transmit the spirit, the purity of purpose, and steadfastness of
will of the Pilgrim Fathers to those who shall come after us, an undiminished
heritage of liberty and law.