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.

Any male person above the age of eighteen years shall be eligible for membership provided that he is lineally descended from an an ancestor who during the period prior to the Battle of Lexington, April 19, 1775, served as a military or naval officer or held office in any of the Colonies.

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~ Upcoming Events ~

Colonial History Lecture Series

Andrew Lipman – April 1st
Jane Kamensky – June 3rd
Nathaniel Philbrick – November 4th
Newberry Library – 10am

Wednesday, April 5th

William Tyre
Council Meeting- 11:30am
Program & Lunch – Noon to 1:00pm
The Casino

Sunday, May 7th

Christopher Monkhouse
Summer Court
10:30am – Council Meeting
11:30am reception

Thursday, May 18th – 21st

108th General Council
New York

Wednesday, July 5th

Stuart Layne
Council Meeting- 11:30am
Program & Lunch – Noon to 1:00pm
The Chicago Yacht Club

Saturday, July 15th

Annual Dinner Dance
with The Colonial Dames
The Onwentsia Club

Wednesday, October 4th

Council Meeting- 11:30am
Program & Lunch – Noon to 1:00pm
The Casino

Thursday, December 7th

Winter Court – Stag Event
6:00pm White/Black Tie
The Casino