Colonial Dames chapters meet at Diamond Hill

Published 9:42 am Wednesday, March 9, 2016

The John Goode Chapter and the Meherrin Chapter of the National Society Colonial Dames Seventeenth Century held their annual joint meeting on Saturday at Diamond Hill Resort in historic Charlotte Court House. There they enjoyed fellowship over a lovely luncheon, a tour of the main house built in the 1820s that now serves as a bed and breakfast, and even had time to do a little shopping at Vellie’s Boutique at Diamond Hill that is also located in the main house. The guest speaker for the occasion was Emily Richardson, Virginia state president of the organization, front row, fourth from right. Richardson was introduced to the group by Meherrin Chapter President Lucy “Cookie” Currin, of Lunenburg, standing behind Richardson, to her immediate right. Liz Gielow, of Clarksville, front row, second from right, president of the John Goode Chapter, presided over the meeting. Women who can prove their lineage from an office holder or landowner in the English colonies before 1700 are eligible for membership.