The National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century
    The National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century is comprised of 46
    state societies and one international society in Canada. These state
    societies are further divided into chapters. Our 11,500 members share a
    common interest in American history, love of and respect for our nation,
    and a desire to work together in harmonious fellowship to achieve the
    important goals listed below in the Object of the Society.

Object of the National Society:

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 Coats
of Arms of our Armorial ancestors;
To develop a library specializing in seventeenth century American
colonial data.

To achieve our goals as stated in the Object of the Society:

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
We volunteer hours at VA Hospitals and provide clothing and
household goods to assist our veterans and help them rebuild civilian

    Please note that while we take a strong interest in the affairs of
    our Nation, we are an apolitical organization.

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