Event and Meeting Dates


Fort Henry Chapter meeting, Saturday, June 9, 2018, 10:00 a.m.

Please save the date for our next chapter meeting on June 9 in the auditorium located on the lower level of the Ohio County Public Library, 52 Sixteenth Street, Wheeling.

The meeting agenda will include election of officers and a program presentation, “A Choice Body of Men: The Continental Army on the Upper Ohio Frontier, 1775-1783” by Compatriot David P. Ervin. A native West Virginian, David served in the US Army infantry and participated in Operation Iraqi Freedom. He has a bachelor’s degree in early American history from West Virginia University. He is the author of Leaving the Wire: An Infantryman’s Iraq and numerous articles and essays. An editor and historical interpreter David lives in Morgantown, WV.

Also on our meeting agenda is the induction new compatriots into the Society.

Slate of officer candidates for 2018 – 2020:

For President: James H. Frey

For Vice President and Registrar: David G. McIntire

For Secretary-Treasurer: L. Dale Smith, II

For Genealogist: J. Gary Auber

For Chaplain: The Rev. Timothy A. Spence

All the candidates are renewing their previous officer roles.  Additional nominations can be made from the floor at the June 9 meeting.

We extend thanks to George L. Spillers and Glenn E. White who have chosen not to renew their offices of Chancellor and Genealogist respectively.

Please contact chapter president Jay Frey for questions or additional information: jameshfrey@gmail.com or (304) 312-1787.

As always, guests and prospective members are welcome.


Flag Day Dedication Ceremony, Thursday, June 14, noon, Auditorium, Ohio County Public Library

A dedication ceremony for the new indoor United States and West Virginia flags, donated to the Library for display in the auditorium by the Fort Henry Chapter and the Wheeling Chapter, DAR, will be held on Flag Day. All compatriots are encouraged to attend and to wear your membership insignia.


Flag Commendation, Monday, June 18, 10:00, City of Benwood Park

Flag Committee chairman John Hargleroad announced that the Fort Henry Chapter will present a Flag Commendation to the City of Benwood, WV for displaying the recently installed United States flag in accordance with the US Flag Code. The award will be accepted by the Hon. Edward Kuca, Mayor of the City of Benwood, and Police Chief Frank Longwell. All compatriots are encouraged to attend and to wear your membership insignia or Colonial attire.

Fort Henry Chapter Meeting, Saturday, September 8, 2018, 10:00, Ohio County Public Library.

The chapter will hold its fall quarterly meeting on September 8 in the auditorium of the Ohio County Public Library, 52 Sixteenth Street, Wheeling at 10:00 a.m. As always prospective members and guests are welcome.