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 ~

Sunday, May 5th, 2019

Shoreacres – “Summer Court”
A Colonial Warriors Event that The Colonial Dames are invited to.
10:30 am Brief Council Meeting for all members
11:30 am Reception with wine, bellinis and Bloody Marys.
Bagpiper and procession / 12:30 pm – lunch followed by program.
$105.pp inclusive.  Jacket & Tie.

Wednesday, June 26th 2019

The Chicago Yacht Club – Council Meeting & Program
11:15 am arrival – iced tea passed
11:30 am Council Meeting
Noon – Lunch with Program ending at 1:00 pm.
Optional parking at the club available for $12 per car paid in advance with reservation.
Guests are encouraged to join program & Lunch at Noon.
Jacket & Tie $46.pp

Saturday, July 13th 2019

Onwentsia Club –Annual  Summer Dinner Dance  co-sponsored with The Colonial Dames
6:30 pm Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres on the terrace
7:30 pm Dinner in the Living Room with music and dancing.
Jacket & Tie Required. 

Wednesday, October 2nd 2019

The Casino Council Meeting & Program
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.

Saturday, October 26, 2019

The Newberry Library – Colonial History Lecture Series
Mark A. Peterson,  Professor of History at Yale University, “The City-State of Boston: The Rise and Fall of an Atlantic Power, 1630-1865” 
10am- Free and open to the public; no registration required

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

The Casino  -“Winter Court”
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: Brenton Simons, CEO, The New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS)