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 ~

Saturday, September 10th, 2016

Colonial History Lecture Series
Speaker Patrick Griffin PhD
Newberry Library- 10am

Wednesday, October 5th

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

Thursday, December 1st

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

Sunday, January 8th 2017

Colonial Dames Program & Brunch
“Appraisals & Stories from Leslie
Hindman’s Team”
10:30am- Indian Hill Club

Saturday, January 14th 2017

Colonial History Lecture Series
Speaker Jane Kamensky
Newberry Library- 10am

Friday, February 3rd, 4th &
5th 2017

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

Thursday, February 16th 2017

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