Charles Lewis Grant, executive director of Henricus Historical Park, was recently invited to join the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Virginia (VASCW). The society was established to recognize the importance of American colonial history, commencing with the settlement of Jamestown on May 13, 1607 and leading up to the Battle of Lexington, April 19, 1775. VASCW was formed to commemorate the events of that colonial period and the military and naval personnel and high civilian officials who assisted in the establishment, defense and preservation of the American colonies and were the founders of this Nation. Significant financial contributions from VASCW have been made towards restoration work at sites such as Jamestown Island, Colonial Williamsburg and Stratford Hall. Annual donations are also made by VASCW to the Henricus Foundation to support education of young people at Henricus Historical Park. Membership in VASCW consists of adult males directly descended from an individual who served in the colonial militia or British army or held high civilian office during the colonial period. Visit the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Virginia website for more information.