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Society of Colonial Wars

 in the State of Maryland


The General Society of Colonial Wars is an historical, genealogical, educational and social organization with constituent societies in 30 states, including Maryland, as well as the District of Columbia and the British Isles. It was instituted to perpetuate the memory of those events in American colonial history which took place within the period May 13, 1607 to April 19, 1775.


 The Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Maryland was incorporated on March 1, 1893. Its constitution and by-laws were adopted on March 26, 1910. In keeping with its mission, the Maryland society assists in collecting and preserving historical documents and records by contributing to the archives of libraries, universities and historical organizations. In addition, it provides financial assistance toward maintenance of colonial-era sites and buildings, provides stipends to students pursuing graduate studies in colonial history, and erects memorials and markers relating to the American colonial period.


The Maryland society holds several social affairs each year. These typically include a formal dinner with a speaker each autumn and spring, a mid-winter oyster roast, an early-summer picnic, and bus trips to historical sites of the colonial period.


Membership is by invitation. It is limited to men who are lineally descended in the male or female line from ancestors who, between 1607 and 1775, assisted in the founding, defense and preservation of the American colonies.



          Inquiries may be addressed in writing to the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Maryland at P.O. Box 688, Riderwood, Maryland 21139-0688.