Reproduced by permission of The Society of the Cincinnati, Washington, D.C.

Welcome  to the Delaware  State  Society of the Cincinnati web site!

 

The Delaware Society is one of fourteen constituent societies that comprise the General Society of the Cincinnati, which is the oldest private patriotic organization in the United States. It was founded by the officers of the Continental Army and Navy and their counterparts in the French Army and Navy who had served in the American War for Independence.

 

This unique organization is dedicated to perpetuating the memory of the American Revolution. Each year thousands of American and foreign visitors come to the General Society’s headquarters, Anderson House, to enjoy the mansion, view the Society's collections, attend a concert or conduct research in our library. In the process they have an opportunity to learn about the Society of the Cincinnati and the heroes who secured the independence of the United States.

 

We hope that the Delaware State Society of the Cincinnati’s web site will answer many of your basic questions about the Delaware Society and its history. We also hope that the site will inspire you to learn more about our society and perhaps visit Anderson House in person.

 

With best wishes,

 

 

Bryan Scott Johnson, Immediate Past President

Delaware State Society of the Cincinnati