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.
Dues and contributions are paid to:
Deductible Donation: (goes
to support the Guild's educational and publication programs)
The Honourable Cordwainers' Company
c/o: Daughtrey & Haag, P.C.
351 McLaws Circle, Suite 2,
Williamsburg, Virginia 23185
for membership information