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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…

NSCDA-WV Archives

Phyllias Smith, Society Archivist, reported at the February Board of Managers’ meeting, that she has completed work preserving the NSCDA-WV minutes from 1981 to present which are on flash drives that she distributed to President Jane Boylin and Recording Secretary Sandra Smith. One flash drive will be given to the…

District NSCDA History Scholarship

James Smith is the recipient of a $1500 District IX NSCDA American History Scholarship with contributions from Colonial Dames’ Societies in West Virginia, Maryland and Virginia. Smith was awarded a B.A. Degree in Nutritional Science from Cornell University, an M.S Degree in Human Nutrition from Columbia University, plus M.A. and…

Sulgrave Manor: Ancestral House of George Washington

Ms. DeDe Arbogast, Associate Trustee of Sulgrave Manor, attended the Centenary Celebration of Sulgrave Manor on June 8, 2014, in the peaceful village of Northhamptonshire, England. Sulgrave Manor is the 600-year-old manor house built by Lawrence Washington, the fifth great-grandfather of George Washington. Ms. Arbogast was accompanied by Mrs. William…

Skype House Tours

Soon Craik-Patton Museum House tours will be transmitted to classrooms by means of an interactive learning project coordinated by Colonial Dame Mrs. Robert Lawson and House Director Paul Zuros. The director will do live presentation house tours skyped to classrooms where students will view the live tour on a classroom…

Welcome New Members

NSCDA-WV President Jane Boylin and Registrar Lynn Goldsmith welcome new members to the West Virginia Society: Mrs. Henry Bedinger Davenport III, Miss Merriweather Ruffner Franklin, Mrs. Lee Dwight Greene, Mrs. Carter Groves, Elana Gail Pitchford, Mrs. Geoffrey William Smith, Mrs. Ralph Stevens and Ms. Nancy Beth Lovell (reinstatement), Mrs. Douglas…

Adams Alive in WV

The Huntington, West Virginia Society of the Colonial Dames of America hosted a History Alive! Weekend November 7-9, 2014  with veteran actor Peyton Dixon portraying John Adams, the second President of the United States. Dixon delighted and educated audiences at Huntington Middle School, St. Joseph Middle School and 150 guests…

Seven WV Dames Attend Biennial Council

 President Jane Boylin, NSCDA-WV, led seven Colonial Dames members to the Sixtieth Biennial Council October 16-20 held at the Ritz-Carlton in Arlington, VA. Members Sue McKinney, Lynn Goldsmith, Kit Wellford, Dede Arbogast, Rebecca Steorts and Virginia George attended meetings on patriotic service, historical activities, finance, communications and leadership.