President General's Message

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 State of America.  Our members are devoted to preserving the memory of those that settled in the United States of America prior to 1701.

The National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century, as a non-profit organization, was established on July 15, 1915, with its headquarters 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 upholding and continuing the values and ideals of our ancestors, the preservation of historic sites and records, promotion of heraldry and coats of arms, and support of education through various activities on the local, state, and national levels. Through these projects, we acknowledge and honor those individuals whose enduring legacy of virtue, courage and patriotism formed this great nation.

It would be our honor to welcome you to visit our Headquarters to use our library or visit our lovely home. On behalf of our members, I invite you to explore our website and learn more about our wonderful organization. 

Yvonne Hiteshue
President General 2023-2025       

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