Category Archives: Virginia

At Monticello

Thomas Jefferson (aka Bill Barker) invites DSDI’s Lucy Duke Tonacci to Monticello on the first day of opening June 13 after the coronavirus closing. Masks and six-foot separation were required. Mr. Jefferson normally calls Lucy “Ms. Lee” in recognition of … Continue reading

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Wives of the Signers: Lucy Grymes Nelson

Lucy Grymes was most likely born in Williamsburg on September 4, 1743.[1]  According to her daughter, Susanna, Lucy was a premature baby so small she “might have been put in a quart Pot”.[2]  Her father, Philip Ludwell Grymes (1721-1762) of Brandon … Continue reading

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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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