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Jessica Graney new NSCDA-WV president

Jessica Graney has been named president of the West Virginia chapter of the National Society of Colonial Dames of America, Graney is asking Dames to contact her with ideas for projects, meeting topics, and general ideas; and, she encourages Dames to nominate new members and to visit and support the…

Smith lauded at May Annual Meeting

2015-2017 President Sandy Smith was honored by NSCDA-WV members at their May 10 Annual Meting and Luncheon held at Berry Hill Country Club. Smith was instrumental in bringing historical interpreter Bill Barker, portraying President Thomas Jefferson to Charleston audiences, including schools. She also helped coordinate the five-year NSCDA-WV Strategic Plan…

Important Dates

Tuesday, Sept. 19, 6-8 p.m. Craik-Patton House Museum Cocktail Buffet at Bougement, the Smallridge home in Charleston, WV. This event  benefits Craik-Patton with support for operating expenses.   Wednesday, Nov. 8, 11:30 a.m.  NSCDA-WV Membership Meeting. Ken Sullivan, president of the West Virginia Humanities Council, will speak on the connecting histories of the…

Dames Celebrate 125 Years

We were honored to have two national officers at our Nov. 2, 2016 Semi-Annual Meeting at Berry Hills Country Club. NSCDA’s new President Anna Duff was our guest speaker. Our past President Jane Boylin is now NSCDA’s Vice President in charge of the NSCDA headquarters at Dumbarton House. After the…

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…