Event and Meeting Dates

Wheeling’s 250th Anniversary

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Memorial Service and Wreath Laying at the Zane Graves

On Saturday, September 7, 2019, at 10:00 the Fort Henry Chapter and the Wheeling Chapter DAR will host a memorial service and wreath laying ceremony at Walnut Grove Cemetery, final resting place of Wheeling’s founder Ebenezer Zane and his sister, Elizabeth, the heroine of the 1782 siege of Fort Henry. Color guard will muster at 9:30. This service has been designated a SAR Central District event.
 
Walnut Grove Cemetery is located at the end of Fourth Street in Martins Ferry, Ohio.
 
From Interstate 70 westbound, cross the Fort Henry Bridge and take Exit 0 for Wheeling Island. Turn right onto Ohio Route 7 northbound.
 
Exit at Hanover Street (left exit) and at Fourth Street, turn right (Grace Presbyterian Church is your landmark) and proceed northbound on Fourth Street. At the end of the street East Ohio Regional Hospital will be on your right. The road dead ends at the cemetery where there is a large parking area.
 
From Interstate 70 eastbound, take Exit 225 for Bridgeport/US 250 West/Ohio 7 North. Turn left onto Marion Street and then turn right onto Main Street, then left onto US 250 West and merge into Ohio Route 7 North.
 
Exit at Hanover Street (left exit) and at Fourth Street, turn right (Grace Presbyterian Church is your landmark) and proceed northbound on Fourth Street. At the end of the street East Ohio Regional Hospital will be on your right. The road dead ends at the cemetery where there is a large parking area.
 

Wheeling 250th Anniversary Parade

Also on Saturday, September 7, a parade celebrating Wheeling’s 250th Anniversary will be held in downtown Wheeling beginning at 1:00. All SAR color guardsmen and re-enactors are invited to participate as marchers. Parade participants muster at 12:30 in Centre Wheeling.

Special parade participants include the US Army Old Guard Fife and Drums Corps from Washington, DC and the West Virginia University Marching Band.

SAR chapters, please complete and submit the attached form by August 31 to assure your places at the Memorial Service and in the parade. Email the completed form to:

Jay Frey at jameshfrey@gmail.com; questions? call (304) 312-1787.

 
 

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.

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