Entrusted With History's Future
...as we tell the story of the West Virginia Dames
"Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected."
President George Washington
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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Led by President Sandra Smith, the new officers are Priscilla Lawson, 1st vice president; Mary Elizabeth Emmons, 2nd vice president; Dixie Wilson, recording secretary; Libby Stultz, corresponding secretary; Ginny George, treasurer; Lynn Goldsmith, registrar; Betty Chilton, historian; and Mary Frances Hodges; parliamentarian. The West Virginia leaders will attend the NSCDA…