2012 - 2013 Program Calendar
Buried in the Land of Strangers: the Confederates of Laurel Hill
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Tour conducted by Samuel A. Ricks
On Sunday, 16 September 2012, at 1:00pm, Mr. Samuel A. Ricks will conduct a tour of Confederate grave sites in Laurel Hill Cemetery. This tour is in conjunction with the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Sharpsburg (Antietam Creek).
There are 10 - 12 Confederate grave sites, but they are spread over the entire cemetery. The tour will take about 2 hours.
Mr. Ricks is the Grave Registrar of the PA Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans, J.E.B. Stuart Camp #1506 Philadelphia, and he is truly dedicated to the preservation of Confederate history.
Dress in your most comfortable clothes and shoes that will allow you to walk on uneven ground. Reservations and carpooling may be made through Linda Boyd. You may also sign up at the Laurel Hill Cemetery business office by calling 215-228-8200, or on their website: http://www.thelaurelhillcemetery.org/
The cost of the tour is $12.00 for adults ($10.00 for Senior Citizens). Laurel Hill Cemetery is located at 3822 Ridge Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19132. A map of the cemetery may be downloaded from their website.
Please mark your calendar for the 16th of September. Additional information will be forthcoming.
Philadelphia Chapter 972 Program Calendar
The Philadelphia Chapter #972 meets on the fourth Monday of each month, from September through May, except as noted below for specific events. We welcome guests and prospective members. If are interested in becoming a member and would like to attend a meeting, please contact our chapter registrar, Nancy Nelson, for additional information and directions.
September 24, 2012
They Wore the Uniform
Margaret Frasier presents a look at women who posed as men and donned a uniform in the War Between the States to fight side-by-side with their husbands, brothers and sweethearts. Their deception was often discovered only when they were wounded.
October 22, 2012
Share your Confederate ancestor with our members. All members who wish to do so are asked to present a brief look at one ancestor. Presentations are strictly limited to five minutes to allow time for all who wish to speak.
Hostesses: Carolyn Bausinger and Margaret Frasier
November 26, 2012
How to Honor Your Confederate Ancestor Once You Find His Final Resting Place
Lorraine Kish presents her ancestor Daniel Minnick and tells of her experiences in discovering his unmarked gravesite and arranging for a headstone and an official UDC dedication ceremony.
December 6, 2012 (Thursday evening)
Annual Christmas Party at Tavistock Country Club
Bring a wrapped gift (under $10) for the Chinese auction.
Reservations are required, not later than Saturday, November 24, 2012.
Our members offer a special “Thank You!” to Mrs. Noreen Lanza, who was kind enough to sponsor this event for our chapter.
January 28, 2013
Gone With the Wind
Janie Prendergast dresses in period costume to bring us a fascinating look at the world of Scarlett O’Hara, how Margaret Mitchell came to write the novel and the making of the movie. On display will be some of the GWTW memorabilia she has collected over the years.
February 25, 2013
Independence County Missouri and Union Order No. 11
Betty Mastin enlightens us about a different kind of war and the guerrillas involved in it. This is sure to be an educational experience.
March 25, 2013
Fifty World War II Secrets Released by the Federal Government
Carole and Bill Moore let us in on information the Federal government kept under wraps about the Second World War. Come and see what has been declassified!
April 22, 2013
Annual Lee-Jackson-Maury Luncheon
Reservations are required, not later than Sunday, April 14, 2013. Spouses and guests are welcome.
Program: CSS Hunley – The World’s First Successful Combat Submarine
Hunley expert Bill Jenkins presents the intriguing story of the CSS Hunley, the Confederate submarine that sank the USS Housatonic, becoming the first submarine in history to sink an enemy ship.
Confederate Grave Marking
Details to be announced at a later date
Jefferson Davis Picnic
Details about the picnic will be announced at a later date.
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