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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
On Memorial Day, May 27, 2019 at 3:00 pm the West Virginia DAR will unveil its new memorial at the Marion County Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial in East Marion Park, Fairmont, WV. The event includes a wreath laying ceremony. A reception follows the unveiling.