About Us

Founded in 2005 by social entrepreneur Patrice Davenport, 1865 Company has sought to continuously set the standard for educating and inspiring Americans to value and cherish the full spectrum of our history.  The company is driven by a groundbreaking approach that unites the stories of American patriots and significant historical events with beautifully crafted fine jewelry, stationery and executive gifts.

Our mission is "to inform and inspire through unique and luxurious mementos of the African American experience past, present and future." The 1865 Company brand celebrates the African American legacy in an elegant and reverent way and gives all individuals the opportunity to commemorate the unsung heroism that became the authentic manifestation of America's lauded ideals of equality and freedom.

1865 Company strives to create a superior experience for each client, offering an incomparable range of corporate gift services and outstanding ready-to-order products that boast hand craftsmanship and the utmost attention to detail. From one-of-a-kind custom designs to original ready-to-order collections, our products possess a coveted commissioned quality that lends to the new opportunity to make history accessible and interesting to the American public. 1865 Company’s hallmark of authenticity and unique product design ensures that clients receive true works of art.

With our in-house design capability, we are a go-to resource for both individual and corporate clients. As a collaborator, we are working to extend the 1865 Company brand and lifestyle into leading partnerships that further our collective capabilities.