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, January 13, 2019

Illinois NSCDA reception,
brunch and presentation
Speaker: Prof. Robert M. Morrisey,
U. Illinois
Indian Hill Club – 10:30 am

Friday, February 1-3, 2019

“Palm Beach Weekend”
FL State Society
Dinner Dance Friday-
The Everglades Club
Brunch Saturday- The Bath
& Tennis Club

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Colonial History Lecture Series
Speaker: Peter Mancall, USC
Newberry Library — 10 am

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Annual All Member-
Membership Event
5pm Quarterly Council Meeting
6pm Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres
7:30pm Dinner- The Racquet Club

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

John Bross – Letters from Belle
Council Meeting – 11:30am
Program & Lunch Noon to 1pm
The Casino