John Boswell Chapter of Colonial Dames met at the Poinsett Club on December 13
- By Shirley LaGarde
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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Begin to Plan for the "Olde South Ball"
- By Holly Sheen
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!
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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SCV Learns of Copperhead Movement in the Civil War
- By Press Release
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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Secession in Abbeville
- By Heather Sheen
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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Historical Group Donates Book to County Library
- By Julia Barnes
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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Daughters of the American Revolution and Local Ghosts
- By Julia Barnes
The Hudson Berry chapter of the daughters of the American Revolution met in Anderson on October 20, 2018. The speaker was Catherine Vincent who discussed ghosts in the Anderson area. One in particular was in a home located near Williamston. Chapter regent Pamela Hamilton Durham presented her officers with a special gift. Pictured are the officers with their monogrammed bags which feature a revolutionary war motif. Left to right are Deborah Burdette Hogan, Pamela Hamilton Durham, Abigail Smith Moreno, Regina Orzechowski Luker, Julia Ashley Barnes, and Ann Price Mayfield.
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Reidville Historical Society Elects New Officers
- By Tammy Chumley
On October 2, 2018 at 7pm, the Reidville Historical Society had its annual meeting to elect new officers. The meeting was an overwhelming success. The society gained more new members than it has in twenty years. Also, we took in more than one thousand dollars at this meeting. The new officers elected are... Mr. LB Watson-President, Ms. Dawn Hill- first Vice President, Mrs. Carolyn Geen- second Vice President, Mr. Case Chumley- secretary, Mrs. June Carlton- treasurer. The Directors at Large are Mr. Doug Cobb, Mrs. Tammy Chumley, Mr. Buddy Carlton, and Mrs. Taryn Chumley. Mr. Bob Kinard is Executive at Large. Mrs. Kathy Mace was also voted in to assist the board members.
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