Cost: FREE Program
Guest Speaker: Charlotte Modesitt
Topic: “The History of the Centennial Chapter, National Society Daughters of American Pioneers”
The National Society Daughters of American Pioneers’ purpose is to perpetuate the memory and virtues of the men and women who dared the perils and deprivations of pioneer life in the Colonies and States of the American Union; to search out and record in enduring shape their names, worth and achievements; to mark suitable local points, memorable and historic, by tablets or monuments. To collect and preserve in public museum or other depositories, documents, heirlooms, and relics of pioneers. To publish from time to time, such articles, volumes and papers as best perpetuates and records the facts, valor, customs and personal worth of ancestors. To promote the celebration of all notable and patriotic and anniversaries, and to stimulate the study of local and American history and promote a closer sympathy among its members.
Bio: Born in Sutton, WV (Braxton County), Charlotte came to Parkersburg in 1952 with her parents when she was two. She graduated from Parkersburg High School. Charlotte has owned three businesses and is still going strong. Charlotte has been a member of the National Society Daughters of American Pioneers, Centennial Chapter, since 1998. She has served as its Regent since 2004. Charlotte is married to Randall W. Modesitt.
This program is free thanks to the generous support of the Washington County Public Library.