Charleston, SC – Clemson University conservators have uncovered new evidence that may help explain why the Hunley submarine vanished off the coast of Charleston, S.C.  The new discovery resulted from the long, painstaking process of removing concretion—the rock-hard layer of sand, shell and sea life—that gradually encased the Hunley during the nearly 136 years she rested on the sea floor.

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Nationally acclaimed historical interpreter Mark Schneider, who has portrayed “Napoleon” at Colonial Williamsburg as well as internationally and onscreen, performs for three events at the Winter Chautauqua Festival February 1-3, 2019, in Greenville.

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Dorothy Lind, First Vice President, presided in the absence of Chapter President Kristi Kingren. Mrs. Lind introduced the speaker – Scott Stephens, Director of Development for Generations Group – a home for sexually abused boys.  Mr. Stephens told the group about the help these boys receive at Generations  and the 98% success rate of this home.  There are currently 75 boys living on the campuses and the average length of stay is 24 months.    The objective of the home is safety for the boys. Generations Group is in partnership with Cornell University.  

A Nominating Committee, composed of Rebecca Stern, Mary Wood and Dorothy Lind was appointed during the business part of the meeting.

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11 05 18 Ball

On September 7, 2019 we will once again assemble a select and genteel company for the elegant and enjoyable Olde South Ball!

Mark Your Calendars!
Date: Saturday, September 7, 2019
Location: Spartanburg Marriott, Spartanburg, SC
Registration is Open!

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As always, we will offer our Free Dance Practice, Free Photography Studio, and a wonderful formal supper along with four sets of dancing to the timeless music of the Blue Ridge Rounders. Heather and Raquelle Sheen will be our fabulous callers once again.

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Copperhead Presentation by Heather Sheen at SCV

Heather Sheen was the speaker at the recent Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 36 meeting in Greenville. Her topic was the Copperhead Movement in the Civil War. Though few know of the movement today, two of their federal senators were run out of town, a state legislature was shut down for 2 years, riots broke out across the United States, Northern states threatened secession...all because of this movement! The Copperheads wrote the Democratic party platform for the 1864 election. Lincoln called them "the fire in the rear" and at one time, feared them more than the Southern armies. Heather's talk covered the people, the issues and the badges of this influential American faction.

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155 Years Ago ...

On November 22, 1860, a meeting was held to launch South Carolina's secession movement.

Four and a half years later on May 2, 1865, Jefferson Davis officially dissolved the Confederate government.

Both events happened in the same town: Abbeville, South Carolina.

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Members of the Jacob Van Dee Ver  chapter, Colonial Dames of the 17th century, presented a copy of the book the Four Deaths of Acorn Whistler by James Piker to the Anderson county library‘s South Carolina room on October 20, 2018. The book details for different interpretations of the death of a Cherokee Indian. The book presents the material based upon historical documents.

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