The Arkansas Society Daughters of Colonial Wars (DCW) celebrated its 80th birthday at the Pine Bluff Country Club.

DCW meets with Colonial Dames 17th Century, (CDXVIIC) John Eliot Chapter, and the United States Daughters of 1812 (U.S.D. 1812), Simon Bradford Chapter, according to a news release.

“A small and friendly group, DCW was organized in Arkansas in 1939 and membership is open to adult women lineally descended in the male or female line from an ancestor who, from the time of the settlement at Jamestown (May 13, 1607) to the battle of Lexington (April 19, 1775) rendered military service,” according to the release.

“Most of the wars were conflicts between European powers, primarily Britain and France. Both countries fought to maintain and expand their colonization of North America. These conflicts frequently involved Native Americans,” according to the release.

Members of DCW support various projects including the: Jamestown Rediscovery Project, Virginia Historical Society, Archival Records, Earl Gregg Swem Library, United States Military Academy at West Point, NY, and Cathedral of the Pines, according to the release.

Details: Sheila Beatty-Krout, or text 501-9222-7488.