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Eleven Dames to attend Biennial 2016

NSCDA-WV President Sandra Smith will accompany ten Colonial Dames to the Biennial Council Meeting at the Ritz-Carlton in Pentagon City October 13-17. American Dames attend national meetings on historical activities, patriotic service, membership, communications, leadership, just to name a few. NSCDA members will be celebrating the 125th Anniversary of the…

Historic Preservation

The National Society of Colonial Dames leads the nation in historic preservation. Founded in 1891, NSCDA assists in the operation of 87 historic properties and 30,000 artifacts and art works all across America. The first museum house saved was in New York close to 125 years ago. The Colonial Dames…

Celebrating Flag Day

Dixie Wilson and her husband, Richard, set up a flag display and presented all the COLONIAL FLAGS IN AMERICA for NSCDA-WV at the Craik-Patton House, headquarters of the West Virginia Dames. FLAG DAY, celebrated on June 14, is a celebration of the adoption of the American flag by the Continental…

NSCDA President’s visit May 11

In 2016, NSCDA members all across America are celebrating the 125th anniversary of the National Society of The Colonial Dames of America, founded in 1891. The association is made up of women of vision entrusted with history’s future. National President Marcy Moody will celebrate the occasion by serving as keynote…

Ey Honored

The 2015 NSCDA-WV Roll of Honor Award was presented by the West Virginia Dames to Mrs. Douglas (Joyce) Ey of Huntington, West Virginia. Joyce served as corresponding secretary for four years during the two-term presidency of Mrs. John P. Boylin Jr. (2011-2015). Joyce also served as chair of the Cabell…

McMillan in Leadership Positions

Mrs. Robert A. McMillan, Regent of Gunston Hall, the home of patriot George Mason, represents West Virginia Dames and NSCDA in new leadership positions as Regent. Named chair of the Governance Committee in 2014, she steered the new committee in revising the corporation’s by-laws and standing rules. In 2015, Mrs….

2015-2017 NSCDA-WV Officers

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…

MU Scholarship Winner

The Cabell County Committee of NSCDA-WV, in conjunction with the West Virgina Society of NSCDA, awarded on April 10, 2015, a $400 scholarship to Ms. Hailey Horn, outstanding history major at Marshall University at the annual History Department banquet. Mrs. J. Churchill Hodges, member of the Cabell County Committee and…

Friends Picnic 2015

Fifty-five guests as members of Friends of Craik-Patton for 2015 were feted at the Annual Picnic on the front lawn of the famous Craik-Patton House in Charleston on Sat., August 8. The House is the Headquarters of the Colonial Dames in West Virginia; the Colonial Dames in West Virginia (NSCDA-WV) were…

WV Student Places 2nd in NSCDA Essay Contest

NSCDA-WV Patriotic Services chair Dixie Wilson announced that a West Virginia student placed second in the NSCDA Region VI Congressional Essay Contest for 2016. Essay contestants responded to the following prompt: “How did Alexander Hamilton’s intense involvement in the formation of our government affect the citizens then and now?” The…

NSCDA Flag Day

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…

Gunston Hall Speaker

Mrs. Robert McMillan, NSCDA-WV Regent to Gunston Hall, introduced the guest speaker for the Semi-Annual meeting of NSCDA-WV held Dec. 10 at Berry Hills Country Club in Charleston, West Virginia. Scott Stroh, Executive Director of Gunston Hall, the home of Virginia patriot George Mason, gave a power point presentation on…