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Flag Program Preserves History

The NSCDA Flag Program was presented May 14 by Huntington Colonial Dame Dixie Wilson at the Annual Meeting of NSCDA-WV held at Edgewood Country Club in Charleston. “Flags are symbolic in history as symbols of the heritage and national spirit of a country”, Mrs. Wilson said. The FLAG PRESENTATION is a favorite program in area…

2014 NSCDA-WV and Cabell County History Scholarship

On April 4, 2014, at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia, the NSCDA in West Virginia and Cabell County history scholarship was awarded to an outstanding history student. Mrs. J. Churchill Hodges, past NSCDA-WV president, presented the $400 award to Ms. Haley Maynard, whose home is in the Huntington area….

Eleanor Roosevelt Re-enactor at Craik-Patton House

WV Colonial Dames, guests, and friends enjoyed a NSCDA-WV sponsored Lunch with Eleanor Roosevelt on March 12 entertained by Patty Cooper, re-enactor for the WV Humanities Council. During the twelve years Mrs. Roosevelt served as First Lady of the United States, she changed how the public viewed the role of…

Etchings of George Washington’s Life on Exhibit

A permanent exhibit of twenty etchings of George Washington’s life are now on display in the Conference Room of the Craik-Patton House. The Craik-Patton Collection Committee accepted the etchings as a gift from Priscilla Lawson, Vice Regent Emerita of Mount Vernon and past Craik-Patton Inc. president. The gift is given…

Fitzgerald Keynote Speaker

Dr. Oscar Fitzgerald, a national authority in historic preservation, addressed NSCDA-WV and their guests at the Semi-annual Meeting held Nov. 13 at Edgewood Country Club.  The event was underwritten by BB & T Wealth of Charleston, West Virginia.  Curator for the NSCDA’s Dumbarton House in Washington, DC, national headquarters of…

NSCDA Region IV Connecticut Meeting

NSCDA-WV president Jane Boylin and past president Priscilla Lawson attended the Region IV  meeting in May 2013.  The Museum committee meetings opened with an informative talk by museum authority Bill Hosley, who spoke on Patriotic Sisterhood: Women and the Origins of Historic Preservation.  Hosley focused primarily on the Connecticut dames…

Washington Dined Here

The Colonial Dames of West Virginia (NSCDA-WV) hosted two Dining with President  Washington events featuring  actor/historian Dean Malissa, the official  George Washington interpreter for Mount Vernon.  On Nov. 7 the first President of the United States charmed and educated 152 luncheon guests at Edgewood Country Club and 45 dinner guests…

NSCDAWV Announces New Website

The NSCDAWV Communications Committee is proud to announce the 2013 launch of our  Colonial Dames in West Virginia website.  We invite you to be  a part of the exciting story of our FOUNDERS (under the WV Society) and the story of our  113-year history (Projects section).  Dames preserve the stories…

West Virginia Essay Contest

The NSCDA cooperates with the Washington Workshops Foundation to present the Congressional Seminar in Washington, DC for NSCDA essay contest winners.  Winners from each state enjoy Washington’s top historical and educational tours and each young woman presents a bill in the Model Congress.  Visit the NSCDA website for the 2014…

The National Society celebrates liberty and freedom

In this 21st century, the NSCDA is responsible for educating its membership and the American people about the values and principles set forth by our Founding Fathers that shaped our culture and for demonstrating the relevance of America’s history of liberty and freedom.  The National Society of the Colonial Dames…

News from the Colonial Dames

This will contain news and blog information for the West Virginia chapter of the Colonial Dames.  The objects of the West Virginia Society are to educate our fellow citizens and ourselves in national and state history; to create a popular interest in our Colonial history; to stimulate a true patriotism…

The West Virginia Dames Thank…

The EDITORS and CONTRIBUTING WRITERS of the NSCDAWV website – Rebecca Steorts, Jane Boylin, Priscilla Lawson and Sandy Smith – were assisted by many other people who made the West Virginia NSCDA website a reality. Special thanks go to Dames of the West Virginia Communications Committee: Joyce Ey, Virginia George,…