Albany Colony of Mayflower

New York - Albany Colony
Society of Mayflower Descendants

Albany Colony, Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of New York

    More than one hundred years ago, a group of descendants of the Pilgrims

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    Dave Morton
    Colony Governor

    who sailed on the Mayflower in 1620, saw the need for a national society to honor their memory. The intention was to remember these Pilgrims who established Plymouth Colony, in what was then called the northern part of Virginia.

    Today there are tens-of-millions of individuals descended from these brave souls. It is the goal of The Mayflower Society to join together people who share this heritage and to carry on the memory of our Pilgrim ancestors.

    Albany Colony History, New York State Society, National Society


Next Meeting
Nov 4, 2017


Mayflower Chronicles our newsletter
Nov 2017 issue 3 MByte - click here

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Group Descendant Photos - May 2013 Meeting
Archives Page - Photos from 2006 - 2013 meetings


Photos page featuring a Pilgrimage to England & Holland
 also Plymouth, MA & Plantation




The Pilgrim Story was a 5 part series by PBS in 2009 called:
We Shall Remain: After the Mayflower
 a part of their American Experience series.


Albany Colony History

Although the Albany Colony was the first Colony in New York State to be founded, its membership disbanded as a result of the Depression and World Wars. In 1952 the Colony was reorganized and set about to furnish the Mayflower room, an early Dutch bedroom at Ft. Crailo. The Colony donated a Dutch chest and table, paintings, quilts and china from personal donations and fund-raising projects. The room was completed in 1962 but since then the Fort has been taken over by the State of New York with the understanding that the Colony gifts would be used in other exhibits.

Chapter's Flag
Our Chapter’s Flag

See the About Us page for more history and activities of our society and chapter.



Our New York State Society -

The Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of New York holds the unique distinction of being the first Society of Mayflower Descendents to be established.

Richard Henry Greene founded the Society on December 22, 1894 in New York City as a society for lineal descendants of passengers who came over on the Mayflower in 1620.

The Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of New York

Annual Debutante Ball

The University Club, New York City
All members of the Society of Mayflower Descendants and their friends and family are invited to attend.


Our National Society -
The General Society of Mayflower Descendants

Founded at Plymouth, Massachusetts 1897

Mayflower House Museum & Library

A Short Stroll from Plymouth Rock


Plymouth Rock - only a small part of the orginal rock

Across the street and around the corner from Plymouth Rock, in the heart of this quaint village’s historic district, is the Mayflower Society House. The grounds host the historic eighteenth century dwelling built by Edward Winslow. Behind this stately mansion are the offices and library of the General Society of Mayflower Descendants. The property overlooks a snug harbor where a reproduction of the blessed ship, The Mayflower, is moored. Cole’s Hill, the final resting place of many of the Pilgrims, may also be seen.


Mayflower Society House Museum - entrance is at rear of house

Mayflower Society Library in back of the house museum


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