The State Society of the Cincinnati of Pennsylvania
After the War, the Original Members of the Pennsylvania Society played an active role in shaping the new nation -- or -- as they called it in the Institution of the Society, "the American Empire."
Some moved west, along with much of the rest of country, to places such as Pittsburgh, Ohio, and Indiana. Some stayed in Pennsylvania. Some continued serving in the military. Others went into politics, at the national, state, or local level. We have assembled a list of the post-war careers and activities of many of our Original Members.
As the Original Members died off, the Society almost died off with them. The Pennsylvania Society was one of the few original constituent societies to continue meeting. Changes to the organization in the 1850s, a general cultural reaction to the waves of immigrants who were reshaping the country, and a renewed interest in the American Revolution as the nation approached its Centennial all served to breath new life into the Society.
In 1897, the Pennsylvania Society fulfilled its 90-year-old dream to build a Monument to Gen. George Washington in Philadelphia.
The Pennsylvania Society continues to be active today.