A Division of William Francis Galvin, Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati

Lane Goss, Vice President, Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati.Secretary Galvin and Alan B. Rice, Executive Director, Massachusetts Society of Colonial Wars, Member, Society of the Cincinnati.Warren M. 'Renny' Little, former President, Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati, and Secretary GalvinMassachusetts Archives staff members Martha Clark, Stephanie Dyson, Michael Comeau.Lane Goss and Warren Little with Secretary GalvinSecretary Galvin welcomes the Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati.A surprise guest; John O'Brien, as General Washington's aide Joseph Reed

Secretary Galvin hosted the Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati at a Commonwealth Museum program about George Washington and the British evacuation of Boston.

The Society of the Cincinnati was founded in 1783 by a group of Continental Army officers. George Washington was elected its first president-general. American and French officers who served honorably in the Revolution for at least three years were eligible for membership. Today the society is organized into fourteen constituent chapters, representing the original thirteen states and France. Its members are descendants of Washington’s officers. The society is dedicated to preserving the legacy of George Washington.