National Huguenot Society

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National Huguenot Society

The objectives of The National Huguenot Society are patriotic, religious, historical, and educational. Their design is to perpetuate the memory, the spirit, and the deeds of the men and women in France known as Huguenots who were persecuted in the 16th and 17th centuries because of their adherence to the basic tenets of the Protestant faith and their devotion to liberty, and who emigrated either directly or through other countries to North America and contributed by their character and ability to the development of the United States.

To achieve these objectives, the National Society aims specifically to coordinate activities of member societies and to promote and support fulfillment of their common purposes which include: to perpetuate the memory and promoting the principles and virtues of the Huguenots; to commemorate the great events of Huguenot history; to collect and preserve historical data and relics illustrative of Huguenot life, manners, and customs; to give expression to the Huguenot tenets of faith and liberty, and to promote their understanding for the good and welfare of the United States; and, to encourage and foster the organization of new member Societies within states, territories of the United States, and the District of Columbia where none currently exist.

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