The Fort Henry Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Colonists (NSDAC) presented an historic marker to Westover Episcopal Church on Thursday, March 1, 2018. The site was recommended by the Fort Henry Chapter for this marking and was then chosen from among other recommendations submitted by chapters across the United States. Considering the age of the church and its parish and its location at the very heart of colonial history, the NSDAC selected Westover Church for this honor. The dedication ceremony marked 10 months of work by the church and the Fort Henry Chapter.
In 1969 the NSDAC erected and dedicated the gateway into the Thanksgiving area at Berkeley Plantation, thus commemorating the 350th anniversary of the first Thanksgiving in the New World. In 1986 two teakwood benches were placed on Berkeley Plantation near the gateway. The NSDAC also placed an historic marker at Berkeley in 2005 and built and dedicated the brick patio behind the Berkeley plantation house at that time.
The Virginia Society of the NSDAC has been active in Charles City as well. In 2011 it paid for 36 new signs for Berkeley Plantation, which were placed on John Tyler Memorial Highway and on the plantation grounds.
These activities are in keeping with the Object of the Society, which is Patriotic, Historical and Educational: to research the history and deeds of the American colonists, and to record and publish them; to commemorate deeds of colonial interest; to inculcate and foster love of the United States of America and its institutions by all its residents; and to obey its laws and venerate its flag, the emblem of its power and civic righteousness.
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