Lady Knox Chapter DAR to host five events at Knox Mansion
Thomaston — The Lady Knox Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution will host five events Saturday, August 4 in conjunction with the Revolutionary War Encampment on the grounds of the General Henry Knox Museum.
From 10 a.m. to noon, the DAR will host a Meet and Greet to give people a chance to learn about DAR activities and membership. Interested persons are invited to meet local DAR members, find out about the qualifications and membership application process, and learn more about the numerous projects of DAR on a local, state and national level.
At noon, Lady Knox Chapter regent and direct descendant of Paul Revere, Suzanne Shaub, will read “Paul Revere’s Ride” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. From noon to 2 p.m. Shaub will help children make tri-corner hats to wear at the encampment.
From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., the DAR will help children make “Betsy Ross” flags bearing 13 stars in circle formation.
The fourth event, Project Patriot, will go on throughout the day. Community members are encouraged to participate by bringing individual or travel-size shampoos, conditioner, soaps, lotion, toothpaste and toothbrushes, and pocket-size tissues to place in the DAR’s collection box. The items will be forwarded to a military unit in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan. Cash donations for the purchase of additional supplies will be gladly accepted.
The fifth event will be a daylong display of three Revolutionary War cannonballs, owned by Lady Knox Chapter DAR, found at Glen Cove, below the Pine Hill Lookout Point on Route 1. The chapter owns property in the vicinity of the Pine Hill barracks and displays the cannonballs to raise awareness of the Revolutionary War events that occurred on the site. The local DAR hopes the display will generate enough interest to start a major fund drive for an archeological excavation of the property.
All five events are free and open to the public without the need for any prior reservations. The events will take place under the large white tent behind Montpelier, the Knox Mansion. For more information about the DAR or these events, contact Shaub at 785-6092.