The Massachusetts Society of the Order of Founders and Patriots of America is a hereditary and patriotic society. Founded in 1896, the Order is made up of "Associates" who trace their ancestry back to those first colonists and who have forefathers in the same male ancestral line who served in the American Revolution. Today, as in the past, it is comprised of a wide range of individuals, all linked by a common heritage and dedicated to American ideals. The Society is apolitical and non-partisan
The principal objectives of the Order are to:
The order honors our Founder and Patriot Ancestors. Founders being those who braved the elements and unknown and colonized British North America in its first 50 years, from 1607 through 1657. Patriots being those in the same line who fought for or supported the cause of American Independence.
Qualifying for membership is, by design, very difficult and this is reflected in our numbers. We welcome inquiries and candidates and guest are welcome at our regular meetings.
We have a sister organization that can be reached at:
National Daughters of the OFPA
If you beleive you may qualify and would like to join the society of other men with similar heritage and patriotic values, we encourage you to inquire. The process is as follows: