Joseph Underwood Chapter is proud to be the home chapter of
Honorary State President and Chapter Organizing President Marilyn Evans. We are
a friendly and active group and would like very much to
have you visit us.
We'll help you find your 17th century roots.
The chapter meets the second Thursday of the month:
October, November, February and May unless otherwise advised.
The National Society
Colonial Dames XVII Century is comprised of 46 state societies
and one international society in Canada. These state societies
are further divided into chapters. Our 11,500 members share a
common interest in American history, love of and respect for our
nation, and a desire to work together in harmonious fellowship
to achieve the important goals of the Object of the Society.
Object of the Society
To aid in the preservation of the records and
of the historic sites of our country; 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, and 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; and to develop a library specializing
in seventeenth century American colonial data.