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Our History

Fourteen members of the California Society petitioned their Board of Assistants in 1950 to charter a Hawaii Colony of the California Mayflower Society. There were 29 members when the official charter was presented on December 27, 1951.

Although Hawaii had not yet attained statehood, the Hawaii Colony -- with the interest and assistance of Mr. Lewis E. Neff, the historian general -- became "The State Society of Mayflower Descendants in Hawaii" on August 30, 1958. At this time the Colony had grown, and the new charter listed 44 members. In 2017, we have more than 90 active members, and a number of junior members.

"A Prosperous Wind" by Mike Haywood.

Our Purpose

"Pilgrim's Landing" by Mike Haywood.

  1. To perpetuate to remote posterity the memory of the Pilgrim Fathers.
  2. To maintain and defend the principle of civil and religious liberty.
  3. To authenticate, preserve and mark historical spots made memorable by Pilgrim association.
  4. To discover and publish original matter in regard to the Pilgrims together with existing data known only to antiquarians.
  5. To discover, record and publish the ancestry of the Pilgrims and the lines of all their posterity--past and present.
  6. To cooperate with the General Society of Mayflower Descendants and with the affiliated State Societies composing it, in united effort for furtherance of the ends aforesaid.
  7. Notwithstanding any statement of purposes or powers aforesaid, this organization shall not, except to an insubstantial degree, engage in any activities or exercise any powers that are not in furtherance of its specific and primary purpose.