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        A Collection of Essays

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2015 - Dec 5 - Speaker:  Connie Lapallo
2015 - Dec 5 - Dinner Meeting - slideshow

2015 - Apr 16 - Heritage Luncheon - slideshow

2014 - Apr 17 - Luncheon Meeting - slideshow

2013 - Dec 7 - Dinner Meeting - slideshow

2013 - Oct 19 - Bus Tour of So. Maryland - slideshow

2013 - April 28 - Brunch & Mtg at Fort Belvoir - slideshow

2012 - December 1 - Annual Meeting & Holiday Dinner - slideshow

Slideshows below were created with very old software and do not include background music.

2012 - October 27 - Bus Tour of Byways of Charles County, MD  - slideshow

2011 - December 10 - Annual Meeting & Holiday Dinner - slideshow

2011 - October 1 - Bus Tour along Rappahannock - slideshow

2011 - May 22 - Brunch & tour at Fort Belvoir - slideshow

2010 - Nov 20 - Dinner at Army Navy Country Club - slideshow

2010 - October 2010 - Bus Tour to West Virginia - slideshow

2010 - May - The Jamestowne Century - A Collection of Essays

2010 - Jun 27 - Brunch at Fort Belvoir Officers' Club - slideshow

2010 - May 15 - Presentation of Map of Chesapeake Bay during
            John Smith's Time, in Memory of Henry Clinton Mackall


2009 - Nov 20, 2009 - Fall Dinner Meeting - slideshow

2009 - Oct 3, 2009 - Fall Tour of Historic Homes - slideshow
   (To read the details about the places visited, click here.)

2009 - June 27, 2009 - Luncheon Meeting - slideshow

2009 - March 30 - Company tour of "Written in Bone" exhibit - slideshow

2008 - Dec 5 - Dinner/Meeting - slideshow

Summer 2008 Newsletter (a PDF file)
     -
Fall Tour of Historic Homes - click to see the slideshow
     - Message from the Company governor
     - Report on the presentation
          "
Written in Bone: Forensic Files of the 17th Century Chesapeake"
     
- Article by St. Julien R. Marshall, Jr., past Company Governor

2007 - Nov 30, 2007 Dinner/Meeting - slideshow

2007 - Sept 29 Bus Tour - Charles City & New Kent County, Virginia

2007 - June 12th dinner meeting at George Mason University
   Click here for pictures
   Program: 
     Our Representative Government and its Roots in Jamestowne,
     presented by GMU's Department of Political Science Faculty

2007 - May 12 - Members who attended 400 Anniversary Celebration
          March 31st Bus Trip to Jamestown & Williamsburg

2006 Winter Meeting -- click here for pictures
     The annual meeting of the Company included a black-tie cocktail hour and dinner,  held at the beautiful old DACOR-Bacon House, at 1801 F Street NW, in Washington, DC on Saturday, December 2.  What a  gracious beginning of the holiday season!   We were very fortunate to have as our speaker Ernest B. "Pat" Furgurson.  Everyone who loves Virginia is indebted to Mr. Furgurson for his excellent article, "Braggin Rights" in the November 2006 issue of Washingtonian magazine.  

2006 Annual Fall Tour of Historic Sites:
     On Monday, 9 October 2006, our fifteenth annual bus trip took us into the beautiful and historic area around Leesburg.  (Pictures are not yet available.)  On the way our company governor, Ravenel told us the history of Loudon, Fauquier, and Prince William Counties, and traced the movement of the English settlers from Eastern Virginia -- and the Germans from Pennsylvania -- into this area.  We visited:

  • Riverside Farm, which includes the land on the Potomac river where a ferry was operated by Revolutionary War hero Josias Clapham
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  • Buckland Farm, which was part of the Fairfax Proprietary and conveyed to Robert "King" Carter.
  • Oatlands, the estate built by George Carter, great-grandson of Robert Carter. This house sits on 261 acres, now owned by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
  • Early land records show that the property was once owned by George William Fairfax, son of Colonel Sir William Fairfax, an early companion of George Washington and his associate as a surveyor.

2006 Spring Luncheon for Members & Prospective Members:
     Our Company's Spring luncheon & brief meeting was held on Sunday, 21 May 2006, at the Country Club of Fairfax, in Fairfax, Virginia.  Click here for pictures.

2005 Fall Meeting & Dinner:
    
The Fall meeting was held at the Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, Virginia, on 17 Nov. 2005. 
Click for details.

2005 Annual Fall Tour of Historic Sites:   
     On Saturday, 24 September 2005, we visited the five sites listed below, in Hanover and Goochland counties -- not far from Richmond, Virginia. Click for details.

  • Scotchtown, early home of Patrick Henry
  • Historic Hanover Tavern
  • Hanover Court House Historic District
  • Tuckahoe -- Thomas Jefferson's childhood home, now privately owned
  • Janeway -- a private home built in 1868 and occupied continuously be descendants of the original founding family.

2005 Spring Meeting:
      Our Spring meeting was held on 23 April 2005 in the form of a two-hour midday luncheon cruise on the Potomac River, attended by over 50 members and guests. Our private, chartered yacht took us down river as far as the Wilson Bridge and up as far as the 14th street bridge -- on a beautiful spring day.