On October 22, 2018, the Plymouth Town Meeting said YES to a 2.6 million dollar Community Preservation grant for the General Society of Mayflower Descendants to restore the facade of the Meetinghouse. This brings us one step closer to our goal of $3,000,000 needed to acquire the building and start the necessary repairs required to save this historic landmark - but we're not there yet and we need your help.
The first Meetinghouse where our Pilgrim families worshipped was built in 1621, in the middle of a wilderness, the year after the Mayflower landed. Records of our ancestors were stored there and passed on from congregation to congregation through the years. This is the fifth spiritual structure built here, designed to honor and memorialize the Mayflower Pilgrims. A more authentic historic place in America cannot be found!
The current structure was funded back in 1896 by donations from across America, and GSMD would like to repeat this practice as it raises money to leave a legacy to America’s family, the Mayflower Pilgrims. Restoring the Meetinghouse and making it the center of our Mayflower Pilgrim education mission is the best possible legacy GSMD could leave in 2020, to honor the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower voyage. For more information, click here.
Checks should be made payable to GSMD with 'Meetinghouse' in the subject line.
Please mail to: GSMD Development, Attn: Meetinghouse, PO Box 3297, Plymouth MA 02361
*Please note, a donation towards the Meetinghouse of $1,620+ does not qualify for the Governor General’s 1620 Club. For more information on which projects to donate towards to qualify, click here.
For more information about the National Pilgrim Memorial Meetinghouse, contact Former Governor General Lea Sinclair Filson, Meetinghouse Fundraising Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you sincerely for your dedication and generosity to preserve the story of our Pilgrim ancestors. The General Society is honored to work with all who are dedicated to the heritage of our Mayflower ancestors.