Entrusted With History's Future
...as we tell the story of the West Virginia Dames
"You will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it."
Dames support the Craik-Patton Museum House through financial support and as volunteers for School Days, Christmas and Spring historical tours. Other projects preserve the unique stories of West Virginia Dames who have helped keep history alive in West Virginia.
To promote love of freedom and a love of the democratic way of life, the West Virginia Colonial Dames sponsor a high school essay contest and a college scholarship. They also welcome and educate new citizens in ceremonies at the Robert C. Byrd Courthouse in Charleston, West Virginia.
This furnished historic house with close ties to George Washington portrays the life and experience of the 1830s in America as our nation was founded. The West Virginia Colonial Dames saved and reconstructed the home in Daniel Boone Park on the banks of the Great Kanawha River.
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WV Dames Dixie Wilson and Mary Elizabeth Emmons from Huntington conducted the NSCDA Parade of Flags ceremony on June 14, Flag Day, at Craik-Patton Museum House, the headquarters of the Colonial Dames in West Virginia. The flags of our English and American ancestors were presented and Mrs. Wilson gave a…