COLONIAL DAMES OF AMERICA, Society of.
A women's patriotic society, organized in New York City in 1890, incorporated in 1891, and having for its purposes the collection of manuscripts, traditions, relics and mementos of Colonial and Revolutionary times, and the commemoration of the success of the Revolutionary War. Membership in the society proceeds by invitation, and is restricted to women who are directly descended from some ancestor of distinction who came to reside in an American colony before 1776. This society was the first organization of women to be founded for patriotic purposes, and now has chapters in New York, Philadelphia, and Baltimore. ___________________________________________ COLONIAL WARS, Society of. A patriotic society, organized in New York City in 1893. It consists of a general society made up of general officers and of delegates from the various State societies as follows, in the order of their institution: New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Massachusetts, Connecticut, District of Columbia, New Jersey, Virginia, New Hampshire, Vermont, Illinois, Missouri, Ohio, Nebraska, Minnesota, Kentucky, California, Colorado, Iowa, Georgia, Michigan, Wisconsin, Delaware, Rhode Island, Washington, and Maine. The various State societies have, for their general object, to perpetuate the memory of Colonial events, and of the men who, in military, naval, and civil positions of high trust and responsibility, by their acts of counsel assisted in the establishment, defense, and preservation of the American Colonies. With this end in view, they seek to collect and preserve records of every kind relating to the Colonial period of American history and to inspire in their members the fraternal and patriotic spirit of those who made American freedom and unity possible. They admit to membership male descendants of those who assisted in the establishment, defense, and preservation of the American Colonies. The publications of the general society include general registers and historical papers and registers by the various local societies. The general society has caused the erection of a monument at Louisburg, on Cape Breton Island, and memorial tablets have been placed by the New York society on the sites of Fort Oswego and Fort Ticonderoga. The membership is about 4000. Source: The New International Encyclopaedia Copyright: 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905 Publisher: Dodd, Mead and company--New York Volumes: Total of 21 volumes __________________________________________ Transcribed by Miriam Medina RETURN to SOCIETY Main RETURN to BROOKLYN MAIN