Event and Meeting Dates

Summer Quarter Chapter Meeting

Saturday, June 22, 2024, 10:30, Ohio County Public Library

Our summer quarter meeting will be held in the Library’s auditorium as usual.

The biennial election of chapter officers will be held.

The candidates for office are:

  • President: James H. Frey
  • Vice President: John A. Hargleroad III
  • Secretary/Treasurer: L. Dale Smith II
  • Registrar/Genealogist: Charles B. Ramsey
  • Chaplain: Rev. Joseph R. Andrews
  • Chancellor: Erik A. Schramm, Sr., Esq.
  • Historian: Andrew P. Gamble

Our featured speaker is Taylor G. Abbott who will present a program, “”Disaster on the Ohio: The Sinking of the Scioto“. He will relate the story of the ill-fated July 4, 1882 tragedy that made headlines across the country, 30 years before the Titanic disaster eclipsed the event, and how it impacted Wheeling. 

Taylor is a descendant of generations of boat builders in Wheeling. He was a close friend and collaborator of our late friend John Bowman, our area’s expert on river history. Taylor is founder of the Ohio Valley River Museum in Clarington, Ohio where he resides. In his day job, he serves as Monroe County’s treasurer.

As always, spouses, friends and prospective members are welcome.

250th Anniversary of Fort Henry & Lord Dunmore’s War

Ohio County Public Library will offer three classes in a Peoples University program to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the construction of Fort Henry and Lord Dunmore’s War. All sessions are held at 7:00 pm in the Library’s auditorium, lower level. The series is free and there are no tests or required readings/materials.

Class One: “Who Was Lord Dunmore?”, Thursday, July 18, presented by Jay Frey, president, Fort Henry Chapter, National Society, Sons of the American Revolution, and local historian and genealogist

Class Two: “Lord Dunmore’s War: Last Indian Conflict of the Colonial Era”, Thursday, July 25, presented by Glenn F. Williams, author of “Dunmore’s War”

Class Three: “The People Between: Dunmore’s War and the Indigenous Struggle for Independence” presented by Travis Henline, Curator for Indigenous History & Culture, Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, VA

Fall Quarter Chapter Meeting, Sat., September 7

The meeting will be held at 10:30 in the auditorium, lower level of the Ohio County Public Library, 52 Sixteenth Street, Wheeling. Details to follow.

Fort Henry Chapter 10th Anniversary Dinner

Mark your calendar for the chapter’s tenth anniversary celebration dinner, Thursday, October 24, 5:30 cocktails, 6:30 dinner at the Veranda, second floor, The White Palace, Wheeling Park. More details to follow.

Holiday Luncheon Fort Henry Chapter/Wheeling Chapter DAR

Wednesday, December 11, 11:30. Details to follow