Welcome

The National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century is an organization of women, eighteen years of age or over, who are lineal descendants of an ancestor who lived and served prior to 1701 in one of the Original Colonies in the geographical area of the present United States of America. Our members are devoted to preserving the memory of those that settled and lived in the United States of America prior to 1701.

Established on July 15, 1915, the National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century is a non-profit organization with its headquarters located in Washington D.C. Constructed in 1884, the headquarters building holds historical significance and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Our work is dedicated to the preservation of historic sites and records, promotion of heraldry and coats of arms, and support of charitable projects and education. Through these and many other activities, we acknowledge and honor those individuals whose enduring legacy of virtue, courage and patriotism formed this great nation.

Headquarters of Colonial Dames XVII Century located in Washington, D.C.

Headquarters of Colonial Dames XVII Century located in Washington, D.C., was granted a listing on the National Register of Historic Places in 2013.

Brenda Hamilton
North Carolina President
2017-2019

 

As we enter the second century of our society, we invite you to learn more about our organization and visit our headquarters in Washington, D.C.

The North Carolina Society Colonial Dames XVII Century has created this website to provide information about our organization. The links will direct you to specific topics such as activities, membership requirements, and chapter locations.

In 2015, we celebrated the 100th Anniversary of the National Society and the 65th Anniversary of the North Carolina State Society. We are preserving our past by marking historic sites. Our veterans have benefitted from the money donated to help with refitting homes and providing pets for those who have PTSD. We encourage students to apply for the national and state scholarships.

We would be happy to answer your questions about our society. Join us today.