Welcome to The Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Illinois!

Fortiter Pro Patria

“Bravery for the Fatherland”

The Society of Colonial Wars is instituted to perpetuate the memory of those events, and of the men who, in military, naval, and civil positions of high trust and responsibility, by their acts or counsel, assisted in the establishment, defense, and preservation of the American Colonies, and who were in truth founders of this Nation. To this end, it seeks to collect and preserve manuscripts, rolls, relics, and records; to hold suitable commemorations, and to erect memorials relating to the American Colonial period; to inspire in its members the fraternal and patriotic spirit of their forefathers, and to inspire in the community respect and reverence for those whose public services made our freedom and unity possible.

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~ Upcoming Events ~

Friday, July 10th, 2020

The Chicago Club - "Welcome Dinner" honoring out of town guests -- CANCELLED
6pm -Cocktails & hors d'oeuvres on the terrace, followed by dinner at 7pm in Room #503
Jacket & Tie required

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Onwentsia Club Annual Summer Event co-sponsored with The Colonial Dames.
6:30 pm Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres on the terrace
7:30 Dinner in the Living Room
Jacket & Tie Required.
$160pp (cash bar after dinner)

Wednesday, October 7th, 2020

The Casino Council Meeting & Program (tentative)
11:15 am arrival – iced tea passed
11:30 am Council Meeting
Noon - Lunch with Program ending at 1 pm.
Jacket & Tie Required.
Parking available at 200 E. Delaware and 221 E. Chestnut St.
Guests are encouraged to join program and lunch at Noon.
Speaker: TBD

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020

The Newberry Library - Colonial History Lecture Series - Virtual Event via ZOOM
Kathleen Duval, University of North Carolina,
will discuss her book
“Independence Lost: Lives on the Edge of the American Revolution”
4 pm CST
Free and open to the public; registration is required.

Thursday, December 3rd, 2020

The Casino - “Winter Court” (tentative)
6 pm Drinks and Hors d’oeuvres
7 pm Council Meeting
7:30 pm Dinner followed by Program finishing by 9 pm followed by backgammon in The Cocktail Lounge and Red Room.
White Tie Preferred or Black Tie with Optional Decorations.
Parking available at 200 E. Delaware and 221 E. Chestnut Street.
Guests are encouraged.
Speaker: TBD

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The 43rd General Assembly June 9th - 12th 2022 - Chicago