National Society Colonial Dames 17th Century

National Society Colonial Dames 17th Century An organization of women who are lineal descendants of an ancestor who lived and served prior to 1701 in one of the Original Colonies of the United States.
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The National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century unites over 11,000 members in a communion based on their interest in American history, their love and respect for this nation and a mutual desire to work together in harmonious fellowship to achieve the goals of the Society. It is one of the few societies of today which has heraldry at the core of its objectives and additionally holds one of the largest collections of Coats of Arms in the country. Moreover, compared to other lineage societies, the National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century requires that potential applicants must be able to prove their ancestry in the country prior to 1701.

Mission: The Object of the National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century shall be: 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 the seventeenth century American colonial data.

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Have a Happy Thanksgiving week and please be safe!
11/25/2020

Have a Happy Thanksgiving week and please be safe!

On Veteran's Day, we say thank you to all who have served.
11/11/2020

On Veteran's Day, we say thank you to all who have served.

Did you know that the founder of our great society also wrote a song that was the State Song of Kentucky?
10/25/2020

Did you know that the founder of our great society also wrote a song that was the State Song of Kentucky?

National Society Colonial Dames 17th Century's cover photo
10/17/2020

National Society Colonial Dames 17th Century's cover photo

It is so important to record your family history!
09/17/2020

It is so important to record your family history!

Have you purchased your PG Project pin?  You do not have to be a member to wear this pin.
06/29/2020

Have you purchased your PG Project pin? You do not have to be a member to wear this pin.

Mary Florence Taney's last home - It is located in Covington, Kentucky
06/15/2020

Mary Florence Taney's last home - It is located in Covington, Kentucky

We thank our National Officers for sharing their time and talents with our society.
05/23/2020

We thank our National Officers for sharing their time and talents with our society.

Be safe this weekend - Remember those paid the ultimate price to keep us safe!
05/22/2020

Be safe this weekend - Remember those paid the ultimate price to keep us safe!

Have you ever paged at Colonial Dames 17th Century State or National Conference?
05/11/2020

Have you ever paged at Colonial Dames 17th Century State or National Conference?

Happy Mother's Day to all Dames!
05/10/2020

Happy Mother's Day to all Dames!

Are you a junior member or were you a junior when you joined CDXVIIC?
05/01/2020

Are you a junior member or were you a junior when you joined CDXVIIC?

04/18/2020

A polite reminder: no political posts are allowed here, it is a violation of our policy. Please report any political posts immediately to moderators. Any members who post about politics will receive an immediate change in member status to “moderator approved only”. Thank you.

Miss Taney's last home in Covington, KY
04/17/2020

Miss Taney's last home in Covington, KY

Miss Taney in front of the Mayflower Hotel
03/28/2020

Miss Taney in front of the Mayflower Hotel

We had so much fun at the Centennial Celebration
03/18/2020

We had so much fun at the Centennial Celebration

It has been almost 5 years since the Centennial of Colonial Dames 17th Century.  Time goes so quickly.
03/09/2020

It has been almost 5 years since the Centennial of Colonial Dames 17th Century. Time goes so quickly.

Honorary President Generals pose for a picture
02/29/2020

Honorary President Generals pose for a picture

Our founder is Mary Florence Taney
02/18/2020

Our founder is Mary Florence Taney

02/08/2020

Are you coming to DC for National Conference - Make your plans today. Reservations are due by March 22, 2020.

Dames make the Best Friends
01/27/2020

Dames make the Best Friends

01/17/2020

State Chairmen please send your state reports to National Chairmen before Feb 15

01/06/2020

Chapter Chairmen please send your Chapter Reports to your State Chairman by Jan 15.

Happy New Year!
01/02/2020

Happy New Year!

Mark your 2020 calendar for the NINETY - SIXTH NATIONAL CONFERENCE WILLARD INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL, WASHINGTON, DC April ...
12/27/2019

Mark your 2020 calendar for the NINETY - SIXTH NATIONAL CONFERENCE WILLARD INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL, WASHINGTON, DC April 8-11, 2020

Where is our founder buried?
10/13/2019

Where is our founder buried?

Do. you know who made this lovely bedspread for the KY Bedroom?
10/05/2019

Do. you know who made this lovely bedspread for the KY Bedroom?

The fire screen is in one of the bedrooms at our National Headquarters.  Do you know which one?
09/29/2019

The fire screen is in one of the bedrooms at our National Headquarters. Do you know which one?

Here is a beautiful line drawing our headquarters
09/20/2019

Here is a beautiful line drawing our headquarters

Have you toured our beautiful headquarters?
09/12/2019

Have you toured our beautiful headquarters?

Here is a reminder of our 100th Anniversary Celebration at the Mayflower Hotel
09/06/2019

Here is a reminder of our 100th Anniversary Celebration at the Mayflower Hotel

Do. you know who once lived in this home?
08/31/2019

Do. you know who once lived in this home?

What room at our National Headquarters will you find these items?
08/25/2019

What room at our National Headquarters will you find these items?

We hope to see you in DC next April.
08/19/2019

We hope to see you in DC next April.

Do you have your pin yet?
08/15/2019

Do you have your pin yet?

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Washington D.C., DC
20036

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Monday 09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 16:00
Thursday 09:00 - 16:00
Friday 09:00 - 16:00

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(202) 293-1700

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The National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century unites over 9,000 members in a communion based on their interest in American history, their love and respect for this nation and a mutual desire to work together in harmonious fellowship to achieve the goals of the Society. It is one of the few societies of today which has heraldry at the core of its objectives and additionally holds one of the largest collections of Coats of Arms in the country. Moreover, compared to other lineage societies, the National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century requires that potential applicants must be able to prove their ancestry in the country prior to 1701.

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Timucua Chapter welcomed 5 new members at our meeting on Nov 7th. We also held a Memorial Service and recognized our Veterans. It was nice to finally meet in person for the first time since January.
Is there a listing of books acceptable on the National site? I can't find a listing. Thanks.
Proclamation designating October as Colonial Heritage Month was signed by Wildwood, FL Mayor Ed Wolf at the City Council meeting on Monday. Nice to have been publicly recognized for the many years that he has signed this proclamation for Timucua Chapter.
Anyone else having problems getting on the website. Been trying for hours.....
Please help me congratulate the Samoset Chapter Outstanding Junior, Miss Jenny Hemphill!!!!!!
Where are we sending applications for new members? Thanks
Is anyone else having issues with the new supplemental form? When I type my N# at top right it automaticly goes to the line for the Registrar. When I type in the Registrar's N# it changes it at top right to the Registrar's N#. Hope this is an easy fix?
Honored to be appointed Organizing President for FL.35, Sumter County. Together with my fellow Dames who helped form the new Chapter, we will be Casting Our Nets for Membership.
Ezekial Richardson Chapter in Ohio wants to share with you --- Across the pond our Ezekial Richardson Chapter member is actively participating in Memorial Day events. Today, Memorial Day, I laid a wreath on behalf of Colonial Dames 17c and the 492nd Bomb Group Association at the North Pickenham USAAF 492nd and 491st BG Memorial not far from my home. Unfortunately, the wreath laying at The Cambridge American Cemetery didn't take place this year due to the virus. I was unable to source fresh flowers from multiple suppliers like other years so I purchased a poppy wreath handmade by a disabled veteran in the Lady Haig's Poppy Factory in Edinburgh Scotland. I may live a long way away, but I am a true Dame! Leda --- And, the wreath is beautiful!
John Howland Chapter - Omaha, NE is hosting a Heraldry Workshop - registration deadline is February 1st! Please let me know if interested in attending or any questions. We welcome any CDXVIIC member to attend.
The Captain Robert Napier Chapter, organized 20 years ago this month are celebrating their anniversary with several Charter members.
Taken when I was South Carolina State President 2011-2013.