Colonial Dames meet

Published 9:56 am Wednesday, April 12, 2017

A joint meeting was held recently at Waverly Estate, an antebellum home, wedding and special events venue and bed and breakfast located in Lunenburg Court House.

Members of both chapters enjoyed lunch and learned about the history of the house from author and historian June Banks Evans.

According to a club press release, Evans has recently published a monograph, “Dr. Henry May of Lunenburg, Virginia,” proving that the house in which the meeting took place was built for the Lunenburg physician who was the father of Sarah “Sally” May Dooley.

“Mrs. Dooley and her husband created their home — Maymont Estate in Richmond — which bears Mrs. Dooley’s maiden name,” according to the release. “Sarah and Collin Brown, owners of Waverly Estate, treated the guests to a tour of the house and the nearby church which will soon be available for weddings.”