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F.H.C. Society (1750-)

F.H.C. Society (1750-)
Variant Name
Flat Hat Club, FHC, FHC Society
Related Creators
College of William and Mary. Student Organizations (Associate)
Historical Note
The F.H.C. is the oldest secret society and collegiate fraternal organization in the United States, and was the forerunner to fraternity life at the College of William and Mary. Founded on November 11, 1750 at the Raleigh Tavern in Williamsburg, Virginia, the society was active from 1750 through the early 1770s, when membership dwindled. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: [url=http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/wiki/index.php/FHC]http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/wiki/index.php/FHC[/url]
Subject File
Note Author
Steven Bookman

By this creator

Records or Manuscript Collections
F.H.C. Society Collection, 1911-2012 and undated