About the Mayflower Society

The Indiana Society of Mayflower Descendants aims to perpetuate the memory of our Pilgrim fathers, and cherishes and maintains the ideals and institutions of American freedom.

For complete information on our mission see our objectives listed below.

We also promote the education of our Mayflower heritage with our Pilgrim in the Schools program, and our scholarships. The Society hosts two major luncheon events each year for members and their guests in Indianapolis at the Woodstock Club. Each luncheon includes a historical program informing members about the history of the Mayflower and early life in the new settlement. Information about upcoming luncheons are featured in the Indiana society’s newsletter which is published twice a year.


Recent Milestones

2021 Virtual Spring Meeting

Laura Smith, Indiana Mayflower Historian, presented a program about various sources of information for those who want to learn more about pilgrim life. A link to that program is located on our Events & News page.

400th Anniversary of the Landing of the Pilgrims: 2020

The 400th Anniversary of the 1620 pilgrim landing will be celebrated in 2020. Native American leaders are joining with groups in the United States, Britain, and the Netherlands to plan an anniversary event. Here is the story which was printed in the Indianapolis Star.

International Leiden Mayflower 400 Conference

On Saturday May 16, 2020 the digital opening of the Pilgrim Year Leiden400 took place. The event which was streamed online is now available to watch on YouTube. A two hour presentation about Leiden400 is located here.

Certificate Awarded: Indiana Society’s 100-year Anniversary Celebration

The Indiana Society of Mayflower Descendants was proud to host the GBOA Meeting in Indianapolis September 8-11, 2016. A Certificate of Recognition was awarded by the General Society on the occasion of Indiana’s 100-year Anniversary Celebration.