Fort Henry Days

The annual encampment and reenactment of 18th century pioneer life will be held at Site One in Oglebay Park, Route 88, in Wheeling from 10:00 to 5:00 on Saturday, August 31 and Sunday, September 1, 2019.

A highlight is the reenactment of the second siege of Fort Henry in 1782 during which Betty Zane ran from Fort Henry to her brother Ebenezer’s block house to retrieve gunpowder. She returned safely to the fort to resupply its defenders, saving the day.

All color guardsmen are welcome to participate in the presentation of colors, mustering at 1:30 both days.

For details, please visit www.forthenrydays.org

Fall Board of Management meeting

The fall quarterly meeting of the WVSSAR Board of Management will be held on Saturday, September 21, at 9:00 at the Waffle Hut, 2118 Sutton Lane in Flatwoods, WV (304) 765-2775. Coffee will be available at 8:30 with the meeting from 9:00 to noon. All chapter officers are strongly encouraged to attend and all compatriots are welcome as well. Please be reminded to park at the rear of the building.

Wheeling 250 Parade

All re-enactors and color guardsmen are invited to participate in the Wheeling 250 Parade at 1:00 on Saturday, September 7, 2019. Among the participants will be the West Virginia University Marching Band and the US Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps.

Zane Memorial Service

On Saturday, September 7, at 10:00 the Wheeling Chapter, DAR and the Fort Henry Chapter will co-host a memorial service and wreath laying at the graves of Ebenezer Zane who claimed his 400 acres and founded Wheeling in 1769, and his sister, Elizabeth Zane, heroine of the 1782 siege of Fort Henry at Walnut Grove Cemetery, Martins Ferry, Ohio. The ceremony has been designated a Central District Color Guard event and is part of the Wheeling 250th anniversary programming. Color guard will muster at 9:30.

To register for the ceremony and/or for the Wheeling 250 Parade at 1:00 please complete and return the form to Jay Frey at jameshfrey@gmail.com by August 31.

The cemetery is located at the northern most end of Fourth Street in Martins Ferry, Ohio.

From Interstate 70 westbound, cross the Fort Henry Bridge and take Exit 0 for Wheeling Island. Turn right onto Ohio Route 7 northbound. Exit at Hanover Street (left exit) and at Fourth Street, turn right (Grace Presbyterian Church is your landmark) and proceed northbound on Fourth Street. At the end of the street East Ohio Regional Hospital will be on your right. The road dead ends at the cemetery where there is a large parking area. 

From Interstate 70 eastbound, take Exit 225 for Bridgeport/US 250 West/Ohio 7 North. Turn left onto Marion Street and then turn right onto Main Street, then left onto US 250 West and merge into Ohio Route 7 North. Exit at Hanover Street (left exit) and at Fourth Street, turn right (Grace Presbyterian Church is your landmark) and proceed northbound on Fourth Street. At the end of the street East Ohio Regional Hospital will be on your right. The road dead ends at the cemetery where there is a large parking area. 

Fort Randolph Liberty Days

The Fort Randolph Re-Enactors and Friends will host Liberty Days beginning on Friday, June 28 at 11:00 to Sunday, June 30 until 2:00.

1186 Charleston Road

Point Pleasant, West Virginia

2019 Annual Meeting and Dinner

Black Knight Country Club

NATIONAL SOCIETY SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
WEST VIRGINIA STATE SOCIETY
Annual Meeting and Dinner
Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4, 2019

President Frank C. Khare, Jr.  requests the honor of your presence at the 92nd Annual Meeting and Dinner hosted by the John Beckley Chapter.

Friday and Saturday’s events will be held at the  Black Knight Country Club, 2400 South Kanawha Street, Beckley, West Virginia 25801-6906.

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