Governor General’s 1620 Club
The Governor General’s 1620 Club Membership is a designation given to The Mayflower Society’s donors who give at the level of $1,620 or more per year. These donations are designated for special projects that would not otherwise be supported. Thanks to the 1620 Club, several of the Mayflower Society’s needs have been realized, including:
- Funding for new researchers for the Silver Books.
- An ADA-compliant restroom for visitors with disabilities to the Mayflower Society House
- A new membership database to streamline processing in the Plymouth office.
- Removal of the historic balustrade on the Mayflower Society House in Plymouth. Without this timely action, the winter storms of 2018 would have destroyed the roof and significantly damaged our headquarters.
- Exterior painting of the Mayflower Society House.
- Website replacement
1620 Club donors receive an exclusive 1620 Club pin, and an invitation for two to the Governor General’s annual tour, followed by the 1620 Club Banquet. During this banquet the Society recognizes the scholarly contribution and advancement in Mayflower Pilgrim related research with the Pilgrim Academic Research Award. The Pilgrim Academic Research Award past recipients include Caleb Johnson (2019), Susan E. Roser (2018), Dr. Jeremy Dupertuis Bangs (2017), Dr. David Landon and Dr. Christa Beranek (2016) and James W. Baker (2015).
Click here for an updated list of our Governor General’s 1620 Club (last updated August 6, 2021).
There are two ways to give—online or by check:
Please make checks payable to The Mayflower Society and mail to: The Mayflower Society, 18 Winslow Street, Plymouth, MA 02360.
In September 2019 at the General Board of Assistants Meeting in Denver, Colorado, 1620 Club donors were treated to a sneak peek of the Bradford Statue during a visit to artist Dee Clements’ studio, followed by a tour of the foundry where the statue was to be bronzed.
A few pictures from the 1620 Club event following the General Board of Assistants Meeting in Chicago, Illinois, in September 2018.