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National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution 10/06/12

October 31, 2012
Westfield Republican / Mayville Sentinel News

The District 8 fall meeting of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution was held Saturday, Oct. 6 at the St. Peter's Episcopal church in Westfield, N.Y., with 10 chapters attending.

The event was hosted by the Benjamin Prescott and Major Benjamin Bosworth Chapters. Benjamin Prescott Regent Antoniette Sherman welcomed the group and introduced leaders of the opening ritual.

A coffee hour and registration was followed by the regents and vice regents round table.

The remaining membership was treated to an interesting and informative a guided tour of the McClurg Museum given by curator John Wolfe and museum volunteers. The mansion, which was built in 1818, has three floors of artifacts and displays relating to the history of Chautauqua County.

A delicious luncheon was prepared and served by Vice-Regent Mercy Warren and her group of volunteers.

Chautauqua County Historian Michelle Henry gave an enlightening and engaging speech about the War of 1812 and how Chautauqua County played a role in it.

The chapter wishes to thank volunteers and local businesses that contributed time and goods for the success of the event.

The next meeting will be Thursday, Nov. 1, at the home of Lisa Sedlmayer in Fredonia. The chapter will be donating and packaging items to send to overseas troops.

For information on how to become eligible to join the DAR, contact Registrar Dawn Ubaney at 679-1218.



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