National Society Colonial Dames of the XVII Century

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Object of the Society

The object of the National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century shall be:

  • To aid in the preservation of the records and of the historic sites of our country;
  • To foster interest in historical colonial research;
  • To aid in the education of the youth of our country.
  • To commemorate the noble and heroic deeds of our ancestors, the founders of our great Republic;
  • To maintain zealously those high principles of virtue, courage and patriotism which led to the independence of the Colonies and the foundation and establishment of the United States of America;
  • To maintain a Library of Heraldry and preserve the lineage and Coat-of-Arms of our Armorial ancestors;
  • To develop a library specializing in the seventeenth century American colonial data.

To Achieve These Goals

  • We identify and mark historic sites (especially those with colonial period import).
  • We acquire books, microfiche readers and funds for our library.
  • We document our ancestors and the roles they played in the development of our great nation.
  • We maintain a museum in our National Headquarters building.
  • We maintain the grave site of Pocahontas “Lady Rebecca Rolfe” in Gravesend, England, and have a scholarship in her honor for those of Native American descent interested in pursuing the medical professions.
  • We volunteer hours at VA Hospitals and provide clothing and household goods to assist our veterans and help them rebuild civilian lives.

The National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century

Miss Mary Florence Taney, Founder
Organized July, 1915

National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century
1300 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036-1595
Phone: (202) 293-1700
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