Donor Recognition: Giving Thanks to the 1620 Club
1620 Club Members recently gathered at the close of the General Board of Assistants Meeting 2018 in St. Charles, Illinois for a Donor Thank You Tour and Banquet. The development staff of the Mayflower Society took advantage of the location and coordinated a riveting tour with the Chicago Architecture Center. This expedition explored the compelling true story told by Erik Larson in his best-selling book, "The Devil in the White City," about two simultaneous events in Chicago history: the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893 and the emergence of serial murderer Dr. Henry H. Holmes.
The fourth Annual 1620 Club Banquet featured the presentation The Mayflower Compact – America’s First Constitution by historian David A. Furlow. Furlow is the Executive Editor of the Journal of the Texas Supreme Court Historical Society and an expert on Mayflower passenger Isaac Allerton. The evening also included a presentation of GSMD’s Pilgrim Academic Research Award to Susan E. Roser, Assistant Governor General and Mayflower Quarterly Magazine Editor and Mayflower Journal Interim Editor.