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The General Board of Assistants Meeting 2018 was a success! Hosted by the Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Illinois, meetings were held at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, Illinois from September 5-9th, 2018.

 

To enhance guest experiences and to share the tour with our members far and wide, the Mayflower Society House museum in downtown Plymouth has launched a user-friendly audio tour through UniGuide!

Created by the General Society of Mayflower Descendants and UniGuide, a free smartphone app, the Mayflower Society House tour is now one of hundreds of audio tours all across the United States but the first house museum to utilize this technology in Plymouth. Now, when patrons visit the Mayflower Society House, they will have a choice of the UniGuide tour or a docent-guided tour. The two tours are available during museum hours from 11 AM until 4 PM Thursday through Sunday and are included in your admission price. 

“Each tour option offers its own set of benefits. As 2020 approaches and people from all over the world come to Plymouth, we considered how to broaden what we can offer to cater to as many different visitors as we can.” GSMD Executive Director Susan Belekewicz explained, “This audio tour will open up so many doors for us in terms of accessibility, and at the same time, most of our docents have over 10 years of experience on the Mayflower House grounds. Depending on what you prefer, it’s really the best of both worlds.”

The audio tour was donated to the General Society of Mayflower Descendants by Vlad Andreev, CEO of UniGuide. As technology evolves, it is thanks to generous donations like this that we have the ability to carry on the Pilgrim legacy into future generations. 

Listen to our Audio Tour now: 

 

Register now for 2018, 2019, 2020, or 2021 to ride in the Thanksgiving parade in Plymouth, MA!

There are still a few outstanding members of the Society of Mayflower Descendants in the U.K. and Europe who have yet to authorize me to hold your contact details and to authorize the Society to contact you by email, telephone, correspondence, and/or Skype.

The Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce our 2018 GSMD Mayflower Scholarship recipients. As Scholarship Committee Chair, Sally Johnson wants to thank committee members Mark Fulcomer, Lorrie Link, Judy Needham and Laura Brock, as well as evaluator Steve Gibbon for their help with selection. Our scholarship recipients’ achievements are impressive and are highlighted below.

2020 marks the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower voyage to America and today there are over 30 million descendants worldwide who can trace lineage from the Mayflower Pilgrims. The Mayflower Society helps descendants prove ancestry through its Mayflower Lineage Match service.

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