Saturday, June 10, 2017

House of Burgesses Chapter Marks 50th


House of Burgesses Chapter of the National Society of Colonial Dames 17th Century marked its 50th anniversary with a celebration of 1967. A program about the Chapter founder, Nancy Estes, was enjoyed. Dames wore pillbox hats and time period clothing. A hippie attended and passed out peace, love, and flowers. Dames answered questions pertaining to the accomplishments of the chapter for the past 50 years: over 300 Ancestors from the 1600s have been recorded; 5 historical places, and several grave sites have been marked; members have served on the State and National level in the organization and participate in local community historical events.  The Colonial Dames have contributed historical books to the National library and serve as volunteer genealogists for the National Society.  One of their many fund raisers is for Veterans, particularly McGuire Hospital in Richmond.  (Submitted by Ella Mabie.)
Changing of the Guard

New President and Vice President
Smart Pillboxes
New Officers