Michigan State Society Colonial Dames XVII Century was organized 18 June 1981 by Organizing State President Mrs. Robert C. Palmer.
Our Chapter organized 22 January 1983 and we are located in the greater Northern Michigan area.
Object of the National Society:
To aid in the preservation of the records and of the historic sites of our country; To foster interest in historical colonial research; To aid in the education of the youth of our country; To commemorate the noble and heroic deeds of our ancestors, the founders of our great Republic; To maintain zealously those high principles of virtue, courage and patriotism which led to the independence of the Colonies and the foundation and establishment of the United States of America; To maintain a Library of Heraldry and preserve the lineage and Coats of Arms of our Armorial ancestors; To develop a library specializing in seventeenth century American colonial data.
Chapter President Mary Jane Burdett
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