Recent Founders' Chapter Events
OUR NEXT CHAPTER EVENT will be a September 2019 Tour of the Vander Ende-Onderdonk House in Ridgewood (Queens), NY. If you would like to know more about us, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOUNDERS' CHAPTER dates its history to 1896 when the organization known today as National Society Colonial Daughters of the Seventeenth Century was first established in Brooklyn, NY. Founded to commemorate the persons and events of the colonial period in our Country's history, the Society has as its members descendants of the early colonial settlers who rendered distinguished service to the colonies prior to 1700. For more information about the requirements for membership, please visit our National Society's web site by clicking here.
FOUNDERS' CHAPTER is the sole chapter of our National Society in the State of New York at this time. We meet twice a year in the greater New York City metropolitan area with programs on colonial history and patriotic subjects. FOUNDERS' CHAPTER welcomes members from all around New York State. In addition to our meetings, Chapter members honor our veterans in commemorative events, and we have had the honor to represent our National Society at the U.S. Military Academy's Convocation Awards.
Our National Society has placed several memorial plaques and monuments in Brooklyn, NY, marking significant historic sites, such as Flatlands Dutch Reformed Church, and honoring historical figures, such as Lady Deborah Moody, founder of Gravesend, Brooklyn, and our Society's founder, Henrietta Halsey. Our Society enables visitors to the Brooklyn Historical Society to research early Dutch history in the Stoothoff Papers, colonial documents that we placed in their care.
FOUNDERS' CHAPTER has a long and storied history that is bound with the rich history of New York. We honor the founders of our society and the contributions of colonial settlers that they sought to honor with work that is relevant to our nation today. Through support of our National Society, FOUNDERS' CHAPTER contributes to:
Website last edited May 25, 2019.