If you truly love history, you’ll be in good company at a lineage society meeting. Here are a few ways lineage societies honor and preserve history:
- The General Society of Mayflower Descendants is organizing the preservation of the National Pilgrim Meeting House, a structure built on the site of the first pilgrim meeting house.
- The Jamestowne Society is supporting an archeological dig near the 1617 church at Jamestown.
- Most National Society Colonial Dames of America societies own, manage, and preserve historic homes. NSCDA-CT, for example, maintains Wethersfield’s Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum, a series of 18th and 19th century properties.
- Colonial Dames of America chapters each have a historic preservation project, ranging from long-term property management to short term funding of projects.
- In addition to local historic preservation projects, The Daughters of the American Revolution funds historic preservation grants.
And there are many more…