The Colonel William Henshaw Chapter is comprised of a  large membership of Compatriots, primarily in  central and western Massachusetts.  Through our many social gatherings, programs and civic activities, we strive to perpetuate the memory of those who, by their services or sacrifices during the war of the American Revolution, achieved the independence of the American People.

We are patriotic Americans.  Each member has traced their family tree back to a point of having an ancestor (in some cases, more than just one) who supported the cause of American Independence during the years 1774-1783. 

We’re involved in historical research, raising funds for local scholarships and educational awards, and work to preserve sites and documents related to the American Revolution.  We visit local schools to offer in depth lessons about American history.  We honor America’s veterans, past and present.  We’re active in cataloging and marking Revolutionary War patriot graves.  We also work with local Boy Scout troops and conduct an annual Eagle Scout scholarship program.

The Colonel William Henshaw Chapter is also part of an active Color Guard comprised of Continental Army uniformed descendants of Patriots who served in the American War of Independence.  Our Color Guard appears regularly in various public and private venues as a means of community outreach.

We welcome you to join us for a Chapter event! 

For more information about the Massachusetts Society (MASSAR) and how to apply for membership, click here http://www.massar.org/membership/.

For more information about the National Society (SAR) and the history of the Sons of the American Revolution, check the menu item “About SAR”.

You can read more about the extraordinary American for whom our chapter is named by clicking on the link:  Colonel Henshaw.


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