The Honourable Cordwainers’ Company (H.C.C.) is a non-profit 501c(3) educational organization, incorporated in 1987 in Virginia, the home of America’s first English shoemakers. Founded in 1984 by a small group of shoemakers and historians, The H.C.C. is dedicated to promoting the study, practise, interpretation and preservation of historical and traditional shoemaking and allied trades. The guild promotes the historic preservation and research of the craft, forms, tools, techniques, artifacts and all other aspects of shoemaking and allied trades; and educates membership and the public about historical and traditional shoemaking and the allied trades.

Much of this educational activity takes place via The H.C.C.’s website and online discussion forum, The Crispin Colloquy, one of the world’s oldest, largest, and most active web-based discussion lists focused on shoemaking and allied trades. Membership dues support the maintenance of this website, and the guild’s other educational activities. The H.C.C. also makes available an extensive collection of educational demonstrations, lectures, presentations and workshops in DVD format, available for sale to members and the general public, as well as reprint texts on the shoemaking trade. Publicly supported via membership dues, contributions, and sales of H.C.C. reprint books, DVDs, CDs and related goods, all membership donations, fees, and sales proceeds support the guild’s non-profit educational mission. Membership in The Honourable Cordwainers' Company is open to anyone who actively supports the goals and interests of this organization.

Membership Type Yearly Fee (U.S. Funds)

Regular Membership 

Institutional Membership $25.00
Family Membership $35.00
Donor $100.00
Sponsor $500.00
Patron $1000.00
Tax Deductible Donation: (goes to support the Guild's educational and publication programs) $______

Dues and contributions are paid to:

The Honourable Cordwainers' Company
c/o: Daughtrey & Haag, P.C.
351 McLaws Circle, Suite 2,
Williamsburg, Virginia 23185

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