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Huguenot Society of America is a hereditary patriotic society, organized in New York City on April 12, 1883, and incorporated on June 12, 1885.


The objectives of the Huguenot Society of America were to perpetuate the memory and to foster and promote the principles and virtues of the Huguenots; to commemorate publicly at stated times the principal events in the history of the Huguenots; and to collect and preserve all existing documents, monuments, etc., relating to the genealogy or history of the Huguenots of America. Membership was extended to descendants of families which emigrated to America or to other countries prior to the promulgation of the Edict of Toleration, November 28, 1787, as well as to writers who had made the history of the Huguenots a special subject of study.

The society headquarters are in New York City, where a valuable library, consisting of Huguenot books, manuscripts, etc., had been collected. There were branch societies in several States and cities, notably in Virginia, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and New Jersey. Its publications were known as Collections of the Huguenot Society of America. In 1898 it celebrated the tercentenary anniversary of the promulgation of the Edict of Nantes, at which delegates from societies abroad were present. A memorial volume containing a full account of the exercises was published in 1900.

The Huguenot Society of America is sometimes confused with the similarly named but unaffiliated National Huguenot Society, which was founded in 1956.