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Welcome Mayflower Descendants, Families and Friends!

Carole Curran pictured with Pasadena Tournament of Roses® President Laura Farber


Thank you for your interest in "The Voyage of Hope-1620".   Pilgrim cousins will gather once again for another remarkable journey in 2020 to commemorate the 400th Anniversary of the voyage of the Mayflower.  


The 131st Rose Parade® theme "The Power of Hope" reflects the purpose of the 1620 voyage too!  Our goal is to have our Mayflower float completely decorated by descendants, families and friends.  We hope you'll plan to join us.  


Carole Curran, GSMD 2020 Rose Parade Float Chair

Dry Decorating

Dry decorating is when we prepare materials that will be used starting on December 26 (no actual decoration occurs prior to then). Cutting of statice and straw flower confetti, crushing of coconut flakes, cleaning and filling of water tubes, etc.  We can allow children 10 years of age during these days only as no work occurs on the actual float.   You will be asked to bring your own folding chair and scissors.  Plan to wear layered clothing and closed toe shoes.  Items are subject to damage.  No refreshments are available or provided.   


Dry decorating begins

Saturdays in November, 2019,

2 shifts each day, 

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

and 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  

For detailed information and to register to volunteer, click

"Sign Up To Decorate" above to view and select your preferred date and shift.

Lots of opportunity to join in the fun!

Decorating Week

Decorating week is when materials are actually applied to parade floats.  The process of decorating our float, The Voyage of Hope - 1620, is very complex and requires a tremendous amount of planning, hard work, long hours and dedication.  It is also a very rewarding experience, a project for people of all skill levels, and those who are at least 12 years of age.  We hope you'll join us for this unparalleled opportunity for Mayflower cousins, family and friends to gather together in celebration of this momentous event.  


    Decorating Week begins December 26, 2019 through December 30, 2019,

                        2 shifts each day,

8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

and 4:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.

For detailed information

 and to register to volunteer,

click "Sign Up To Decorate"

above to view and select your preferred date and shift. 

Lots of opportunity to

join in the fun!


Pre & Post Parade Docent/Host


Hosting the General Society of Mayflower Descendants booth at these Pre & Post Parade events will give you an opportunity to share your Mayflower knowledge with the public. For three days before the Rose Parade,  visitors experience all thing Roses at "Live On Green Pasadena!" at the Pasadena Convention Center.  Hosts must be available for duty December 29-31, 2019.  Following the Rose Parade, visitors can walk within feet of the floral and animated floats parked along Sierra Madre and Washington boulevards at “The Showcase of Floats”.  Hosts must be available for duty January 1- 2, 2020.  Hosts should be well versed in the Mayflower Passengers, history of the Mayflower and organization of the General Society, its Member Societies, and how to join. Period-correct costumes are not required, but are encouraged as a teaching tool for the general public.  Hosts should be adept at conversing with the public. Hosts should be familiar with the construction and decoration of the Mayflower float in order to answer questions.  First-hand decorating experience is a bonus, but is not required. Detailed information as to floral design, types of material used, will be provided. Hosts must be able to endure cold or hot temperatures, rain or inclement weather.


For detailed information and to register to host our pre and/or post parade booth, click "Sign Up To Host" above.