The Oregon Society of Mayflower Descendants is organized under the authority of the General Society of Mayflower Descendants and is made up of persons with proven Mayflower lineage. It is among member societies representing all fifty states in the Union, the District of Columbia, Canada and Europe. The purpose of this Society is to honor and preserve the memory of our Mayflower Pilgrim ancestors who landed in America in 1620 and founded Plymouth Colony.

The Society meets twice a year, once in the spring and again in the fall for a luncheon consisting of a short business meeting reporting on the activities of the Society followed by a program of interest to Mayflower Society members and prospective members. Click here for the most recent Luncheon Remittance Form.

The next state meeting of the Oregon Society of Mayflower Descendants will be held May 4, 2019 – Hayden’s Lakefront Grill, 8187 Tualatin-Sherwood Rd., Tualatin,, OR.
Social Hour begins at 11:30 a.m. The luncheon remittance form will be sent out in the next Oregon Pilgrim newsletter and available for access from this website.

Our presenter will be author and Independent scholar Alice Scherer, who will tell us about her research into beadwork.  Mayflower descendants are familiar with the Wampanoag tribe which helped the Mayflower Pilgrims survive during their first difficult years in the New World. The Wampanoag natives became well known for their beadwork, purple and white shell beads especially, which were valued as an art form and traded with other tribes as wampum. Inevitably, beadwork that originated on east coast made its way westward when it was traded from tribe to tribe.

Ms. Scherer, who specializes in beads of the Pacific Northwest, will present a slideshow showing beadwork as an art form with both intrinsic and extrinsic value. She has served as curator and jurist for beadwork exhibitions, authored many articles on the subject and co-authored a book  titled The New Beadwork. This promises to be a fascinating presentation and we hope many of our members can come. Prospective members, family and friends are welcome, too!

The Board of Assistants will meet same day in the boardroom from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Photo by Ron Petersen, copyright 2018

For further information, contact Governor Patricia Sproul Petersen or Deputy Governor Beth Lambright using the form below.

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