The Colonial Dames
The George Morton Chapter of the Colonial Dames of the 17th Century met for the quarterly meeting at Another Round Sports Bar and Grill in North Platte on Saturday, Jan. 21.Sheri Ward shared trivia about Nebraska in honor of the 150th year of statehood as well as “Words from Valley Forge” from a sermon by John Hagee.
Vicki Wilkinson of Grand Island installed the following officers for the 2017-19 term, pictured, from left: LeeAnn Merrihew of Ashby — Librarian; Kathy Metzger of Lexington — Historian; Sheri Ward of Lexington — Registrar; Darlene Hall of Mullen — Treasurer; Jackie Ohlmann of Lexington — Chaplain; Ann Peterson of Chadron — Vice President; and Marge Bader of Johnson Lake — President.
Linda Mins of Lexington and Kay Blair of Grand Island. were also present.
The objectives of the society are:
• To aid the preservation of records and historic sites of our county,
• To foster interest in historical colonial research,
• To aid in the education of the youth of our country,
• To commemorate the noble and heroic deeds of our ancestors,
• The founders of our great Republic,
• To maintain principles of virtue, courage, and patriotism which led to independence and foundation and establishment of the United States of America; to maintain a Library of Heraldry and preserve the lineage and Coat of Arms of our Armorial ancestors; and
• To develop a library specializing in the 17th century American colonial data.
The next meeting will be June 3 in North Platte at Another Round.