Event and Meeting Dates

Chapter Meeting, Saturday, October 19, 2019

The chapter will hold its fall quarter meeting at 10:00 on Saturday, October 19 in the auditorium located on the lower level of the Ohio County Public Library, 52 Sixteenth Street, Wheeling.

Our guest speaker will be Earl Nicodemus who will present a program on Revolutionary War General Benjamin Biggs and the Biggs Family of West Liberty.

Earl’s professional field is instructional technology. Completing his 40th year as an educator at West Liberty University in 2016 he retired that same year. He is the institution’s longest-tenured professor. Earl also served as a chair of the Department of Professional Education.

A charter member and founding president of the West Liberty Historical Society, Earl currently serves as vice president and treasurer. He has been a trustee of the old West Liberty Cemetery since 1985 and is responsible for cemetery maintenance and upkeep.

Earl has mapped the grave sites and done extensive research on those buried there, including veterans of the American Revolution and Civil War. He has documented the Old West Liberty Court House. The author of numerous articles on the history of West Liberty and the cemetery, he also gives presentations on the town’s history to civic and social organizations. Earl was our speaker for the April program in the 2017 Fort Henry Commemoration Speaker Series and was a member of the series planning committee.

In addition to our program we will be inducting new members.

As always, spouses, prospective members and guests are welcome.

Veterans Day Dinner, November 13, 2019

The Wheeling Chapter DAR will host its annual Veterans Day dinner on Wednesday, November 13, at 6:00 in the Stone Room at Wheeling Park’s Wilbur E. Stone Building. The fee is $20 per guest.

All compatriots and their guests are invited to attend.

Holiday Luncheon, December 18, 2019

On Wednesday, December 18, the Wheeling DAR will host our joint Holiday Luncheon at 11:30 at the Stifel Fine Arts Center, 1330 National Road.

All compatriots and their guests are invited to attend.