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Enjoying Spring and exploring history at Stratford Hall  

The glorious Spring weather brought 94 DSDI members and their families to Stratford Hall, Va., April 20-22 to enjoy a weekend full of history and fun. We learned about the Lee family, climbed the chimney, searched for 15-million-year-old fossils, tasted … Continue reading

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Mr. Jefferson stars at DSDI meeting in Charlottesville

Thomas Jefferson was the highlight of DSDI’s spring meeting in Charlottesville, Va., March 31-April 2. More than 80 DSDI members, spouses and guests enjoyed the beautiful environs as they explored colonial history and the contributions of a Founding Father. The … Continue reading

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Spring Meeting in Charlottesville

The spring General Meeting of DSDI will be held in Charlottesville, Va., March 31-April 2, 2017.  A room block has been reserved at the Boar’s Head Inn.  The invitation for this meeting will specify local hotels as a backup in … Continue reading

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DSDI members enjoy reenactment at St. John’s Church in Richmond

Last year, DSDI as well as the Virginia Society of DSDI, financially supported a major renovation of Historic St. John’s Church in Richmond, Virginia.  As a thank you, DSDI members were invited in August to attend a reenactment at the … Continue reading

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DSDI convenes at Mount Vernon

A fifer led us down the hill at Mount Vernon to George Washington’s Tomb, where we sang the National Anthem and paid our respects to our nation’s first President and First Lady. It was a moving experience, part of a … Continue reading

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The National Anthem at George Washington’s Tomb, Mount Vernon

The Descendants of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence sing the National Anthem at George Washington’s Tomb in Mount Vernon, Va., accompanied by a fifer who played in the U.S. Army Old Guard at Arlington and at the White … Continue reading

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Photos from DSDI event at Mount Vernon

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Spring meeting in Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon, VA April 10-12, 2015 Do not miss the opportunity to spend the day at George Washington’s home, Mount Vernon, including a special wreath-laying ceremony at Washington’s Tomb. We are privileged to have the invaluable assistance of our fellow … Continue reading

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George Wythe

George Wythe was born in Elizabeth City County (now Hampton), Virginia on his father’s plantation estate “Chesterville” in 1726, the son of Thomas Wythe III and Margaret Walker Wythe. His father, Thomas Wythe III, was the grandson of Thomas Wythe … Continue reading

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Thomas Nelson Jr.

Thomas Nelson, Jr. was born on December 26, 1738 at Yorktown, Virginia, the son of William Nelson and Elizabeth Burwell. He was known as “Junior” because his uncle Thomas Nelson was also of Yorktown. Through his mother’s Burwell family and … Continue reading

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