educational, and patriotic non-profit, 501(c)3 organization.
Our purposes include perpetuating among their descendants the memory of the brave
and hardy men who assisted in establishing the Colonies of America during the
period from the settlement of Jamestown, May 13, 1607, to the battle of Lexington, April 19, 1775.
The Society preserves documents and artifacts of the Colonial period and has
from time to time published papers held in its collection.
We have placed many memorials at historical colonial sites and each year participate
in patriotic observances. The Society also awards scholarships to high school and
college students and presents an annual book award.
There are approximately 500 members in the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of New York.