Welcome to the Fort Henry Chapter
National Society, Sons of the American Revolution
Wheeling, West Virginia
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2017 Fort Henry Commemoration Speaker Series
2017 marks the 240th anniversary of the first siege of Fort Henry in 1777 and the 235th anniversary of the second siege in 1782, the Last Battle of the American Revolution.
The Wheeling Chapter, NSDAR and the Fort Henry Chapter, NSSAR are teaming up to commemorate these important historical milestones by presenting a monthly speaker series throughout 2017. Sponsored by Wheeling Heritage, the series will be held on the last Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the auditorium on the lower level of West Virginia Independence Hall, 1528 Market Street, Wheeling.
Admission is free and the programs are open to the public.
For dates and speaker topics, please click on 2017 Fort Henry Commemoration Speaker Series Schedule.
Please visit the Archive Fort Henry Commemoration Speaker Series to view videos of the presentations made to date.
The commemorative speaker series was promoted by a Proclamation issued by Wheeling Mayor Glenn F. Elliott, Jr. at the first City Council meeting of 2017. He proclaimed January 3 “Fort Henry Day.”
A photograph of the presentation was posted by the City of Wheeling on its Facebook page:
On September 1st the 240th anniversary of Foreman’s Massacre will be marked by a memorial service and wreath laying ceremony at 1:00 p.m. at the DAR Foreman’s Massacre monument, 21st Street, McMechen, WV, WV Route 2. Hosts are the Wheeling Chapter DAR and the Fort Henry Chapter, SAR.
The Second Siege of Fort Henry will be reenacted during Fort Henry Days, September 2 – 3, 10:00 to 5:00, Site One, Oglebay Park, Route 88, Wheeling.
We welcome your interest in membership!
The Fort Henry Chapter is the fastest growing chapter in the West Virginia State Society. In 2016 we welcomed 18 new members!
Please click on the “Membership Information” tab for application help and resources.