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T he Society of Colonial Wars was founded 'to perpetuate the memory of those events (of Colonial History which took place from May 13, 1607 to April 19, 1775) and of the men' in military and civil positions who assisted in the establishment and preservation of the American Colonies, and who were in truth founders of our Nation.

The Society of Colonial Wars in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is an organization that is dedicated to the preservation of Pennsylvania’s colonial history prior to the Revolutionary War. Our goal is to be a vibrant, purposeful society that enjoys congenial fellowship, but also to be a leader in educating Americans about Pennsylvania’s colonial history and the key role that Pennsylvanians played in the formation of the United States. We want to ensure that Americans understand we are who we are in large measure because of our colonial history.

By continuing to engage in preserving and sharing our colonial history as well as the role our ancestors played in forging what would become our nation, we seek to perpetuate understanding of the events and the people that were instrumental in its creation.

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SUMMER WALKING TOUR – SOCIALLY DISTANCED – of COLONIAL HOUSES OF WORSHIP SUPPORTED BY THE ETTER TRUST

19th Jul | USA

Saturday, July 18th, 2020, 1-3:30pm (Rain date: Sunday, July 19th) Please come for a Walking Tour of eleven surviving Colonial era houses of worship in Philadelphia. The Society of Colonial Wars has long supported these churches with funds that were generously donated by our fellow warrior Thomas Clifton Etter, Jr. The surviving places of worship represent  … Read more

Annual Members Meeting/Spring Court

27th Mar |

Jean Roberts, former professor at the University of Pennsylvania and former President of the Welsh Society, will speak to us on the history of the Welsh settlement in colonial Pennsylvania.


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Arch Street Friends Meeting House

Arch Street Friends Meeting House

5 Feb

Arch Street Friends Meeting House  320 Arch Street The land for the meetinghouse was used as a burial ground from as early as the late 17the century but William Penn formally deeded the land to the Society of Friends in 1701.   There may have been early wooden structures on the site, but the existing meetinghouse  … Read more

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